Italian Courtyard, 1842

  • Alexandre Gabriel Decamps, French, 1803-1860

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 24 × 19 7/8 inches (61 × 50.5 cm)
  • 32 1/16 × 28 × 3 1/4 inches (81.4 × 71.1 × 8.3 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Barbara L. Scripps Fund and General Endowment Fund

76.27

Signed and dated, lower left on bench: DECAMPS. | 1842

1854, anonymous auction (Paris, France)

Baron Michel de Tretaigne (Paris, France)

John Waterloo Wilson (Paris, France)

William H. Herriman (New York, New York, USA)

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, USA)

March 28, 1951, sold by (Parke-Bernet, New York, New York, USA) lot 101 [for $125]

(Solow Galleries, New York, New York, USA)

1976, (Shrickman Gallery, New York, New York, USA)

1976-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Exposition Universelle. Exh. cat. Paris, 1855, no. 2883. Cercle Artistique. Brussels, 1873, no. 500. Palais de la présidence du corps législatif. Paris, 1878, no. 110. Clement, C. Decamps. Paris, 1887, p. 83. Moreau, A. Decamps et son oeuvre. Paris, 1869, pp. 127, 166, no. 132. H.B.W. "Accessions and Notes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 16 (1921): p. 263. Burroughs, B. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catalogue of Paintings. New York, 1931, vol. 9, p. 88. Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report 55, no. 1 (1976): p. 12. La Chronique des arts principales acquisitions des musées en 1977." Gazette des Beaux Arts, no. 1310 (March 1978): p. 95. The Figure in 19th Century French Painting. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Midland Center for the Arts, Hackley Art Museum. Flint, Grand Rapids, Midland, and Muskegon, 1978, pp. 26-27, cat. 6 (ill.).

Alexandre Gabriel Decamps, Italian Courtyard, 1842, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Barbara L. Scripps Fund and General Endowment Fund, 76.27.