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'Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet' after Paolo Veronese's painting formerly in Palazzo Marcellino Durazzo, Genoa (now Galleria Sabauda, Turin), 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: 203 millimetres
Width: 283 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on this group of black chalk Fragonard drawing see 1936,0509.1.
Saint-Non commented on this painting in his diary: 'a famous picture by Paul Veronese that may certainly be considered as his best work and the most [sic] preserved one anywhere' (p. 245 of the 1986 publication of his 1761 diary). Pierre Rosenberg published a counterproof of a counterproof after the present work in a Parisian private collection (fig. 1 on p. 139 in 1988 catalogue).
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, 1968, III, no. 1801, p. 176, IV (1970), fig. 758; P. Rosenberg and B. Brejon De Lavergnée, 'Panopticon italiano: un diario di viaggio ritrovato, 1759-1761', Rome, 1986, no. 329, p. 415; P. Rosenberg, in exhib. cat, Paris, Grand Palais and New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Fragonard', 1987 (reference to 1988 NY edition), no. 57, p. 139; L. Leoncini (ed), 'Da Tintoretto a Rubens: Capolavori della Collezione Durazzo', exh cat, Genoa, Palazzo Reale, 2004, no. 47
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1980 Mar-May, Tokyo, Museum of Western Art, 'Fragonard', no. 110
1980 May-Jun, Kyoto Museum, 'Fragonard', no. 110
1987/8 Sept-Jan, Paris, Musée du Louvre, 'Fragonard', no. 57
1988 Feb-May, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Fragonard', no. 57
2004 July-Oct, Genoa, Museo di Palazzo Reale, 'Da Tintoretto a Rubens: Capolavori della collezione Durazzo', no. 47
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- Acquisition notes
- Inherited by Mrs Whatley from the Meyrick family.
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