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Roman Ruin with a Fallen Tree

Roman Ruin with a Fallen Tree

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (in circa 1760)

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Fragonard was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1752 and remained in the city from 1756 to 1760 as a ‘pensionnaire’ of the Academie de France. In 1759 he became acquainted with the Abbot De Saint Non, with whomhe became friends and who was at the same time his patron. In his last year in Rome the two men visited the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, renowned for its picturesque ruins of the villa of the Roman emperor Hadrian. This drawing was probably made there.

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Title Roman Ruin with a Fallen Tree
Material and technique Red chalk
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 264 mm
Width 383 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Accession number F I 162 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 23 and 33 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Material
Object
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Grasse 1732 - Parijs 1806

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