Jacques-Adrien Joly, ca. 1786

  • Dominique Vivant Denon, French, 1747-1826

Black chalk and smudging or stumping on off-white laid paper

  • Sheet (diameter): 5 7/8 inches (14.9 cm)

Gift of Robert H. Tannahill



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Signed and dated, in pencil, lower left: Denon 1786

Inscribed, in pencil, center, verso: M- Joli [indecipherable] evaluer [?] | des [indecipherable] de la bibliothèque Inscribed, in pen and black ink, vertically along lower edge, verso: JW [or FW? in monogram] 6

Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA)

1934-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors. Cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1992, p. 204, no. 94. McAllister-Johnson, William. "Figures et allégories du cabinet des estampes, Bibliothèque nationale de Paris, au XVIIIe siècle." Nouvelles de l'estampe, 78 (December 1984): pp. 22-27, p. 25 (fig. 4). Rosenberg, Pierre, trans. Catherine Johnson. French Master Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in North American Collections. Exh. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto and London, 1972, pp. 15-55, no.41 (pl. 131). Scheyer, Ernst. "French Drawings of the Great Revolution and the Napoleonic Era." The Art Quarterly 4 (1941): pp. 187-204 (figs. 7 and 8).

Dominique Vivant Denon, Jacques-Adrien Joly, ca. 1786, black chalk and smudging or stumping on off-white laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Robert H. Tannahill, 34.159.1.