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The Cupboard (L’Armoire)

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The Cupboard (L’Armoire)

18th century
423 x 513 mm (16.7 x 20.2 in.)

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French, (1732–1806)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Fourth of four states
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed in plate, lower left: “Fragonard 1778 Sculp. invenit”; inscribed, lower right: “A paris chez Naudet M d'Estampes Port au Bled”; inscribed, lower center: “L’Armoire”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Prince of Liechtenstein, Vienna.
Bibliography: Wildenstein 23 iv/iv; Baudicour 2 iii/iii (vol. 1, p. 159); Carlson and Ittmann, cat. no. 76; Lawrence and Dighton 57 iv/iv; Rena M. Hoisington and Perrin Stein, “‘Sous les yeux de Fragonard’: The Prints of Marguerite Gérard," Print Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 2 (June 2012), pp. 159 and following, plate 135 reproduces the Metropolitan Museum of Art impression of this print.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1963
Accession Number: 1963.35.1

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  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • satire - Artistic device holding up human folly and vice to scorn, derision, or ridicule. [November 1994 scope note added; related term added; alternate term added. May 1994 related term added.]
  • social satire

  • plate Dimensions: 423 x 513 mm (16.7 x 20.2 in.)

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