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'Sacrifice of Isaac', after painting by Livio Mehus in the Uffizi, Florence, one of 71 drawings made for the Abbé de Saint-Non in 1761 on a journey from Naples to France. 1761
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Height: 273 millimetres
Width: 210 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on this group of black chalk Fragonard drawing see 1936,0509.1.
This is one of three copies after paintings in Florence by the Flemish-born artist Livio Mehus made by Fragonard (the others are 1936,0509.5 and 27). The 'Sacrifice of Isaac' in the Uffizi (1890/ 527; no. 18 in the 2000 Mehus exhibition) was one of the artist's most admired works and was exhibited at the gallery in the 18th century in the Flemish painting room. (A red chalk study by Mehus for Isacc in the Uffizi painting is in the BM, T,11.62). A counterproof after this drawing is in the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena (Ananoff no. 2556)
Lit.: E. Senior, 'Drawings made in Italy by Fragonard', "Old Master Drawings", XI, 1936, pp.5-9; A. Ananoff, 'L'oeuvre dessiné de Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806): catalogue raisonné', Paris, 1970, IV, no. 2555, p. 190; P. Rosenberg and B. Brejon De Lavergnée, 'Panopticon italiano: un diario di viaggio ritrovato, 1759-1761', Rome, 1986, no. 148, p. 371; M. Chiarini (ed.), in exhib. cat., Florence, Palazzo Pitti,, 'Livio Mehus, un pittore barocco alla corte dei Medici', 2000, p. 10, fig. 1 and under no. 18, p. 88
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- Acquisition notes
- Inherited by Mrs Whatley from the Meyrick family.
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