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Griffon led to prison; study for 1773 edition of 'Orlando Furioso', of bound moustachioed man in breastplate and boots is led on a cart through streets crowded with onlookers towards a distant palace, his shield and sword dragged behind him. 1773
Pen and black ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk on paper laid onto old mount decorated with gold, blue and blue-grey wash borders and inscribed with the artist's name and dates
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Height: 130 millimetres
Width: 90 millimetres
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- Study for an illustration to a scene in Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso", Canto XVII, engraved by N. de Launay for the edition published by Pietro and Giovanni Claudio Molini and printed by George Baskerville, Birmingham, 1773. Two related drawings are at Windsor Castle, published by A. Blunt, "The French Drawings at Windsor Castle", 1945, nos. 331, 332, plate 127.
See: E. Bocher, Cat. rais. J.M. Moreau, Paris, 1882, p. 115, no.283; R. Portalis, Les Dessinateurs d'illustrations au XVIIIe siecle, Paris, 1877, vol. II, p. 459; M.J.F. Meherault, L'oeuvre de Moreau, Paris, 1880, pp. 117-120, no. V; Cohen-Ricci, Guide de l'amateur de livres a gravures, Paris 1912, pp. 95-97; French Drawings from European Collections, exh. cat. Philadelphia etc (three venues), 1979, p. 51, no.47, fig. 50.
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- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Sold, Sotheby's, London, Sale of Old Master Drawings, 7 July 1999, lot 146; formerly in the collection of Armand Gobiet, Seeham bei Salzburg
This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
The auction catalogue (Sotheby's 7.vii.1999/146) gives the provenance as 'Armand Gobiet; with Thomas Le Claire, Hamburg, cat. 1985, No.32' and adds a reference to an exhibition: 'French Drawings from European collections, the former Armand Gobiet collection', 1979-80, cat. 47.
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