Artist Pierre Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, French, 1824-1898
  • Children in an Orchard / Autumn
Date 1871
Medium Oil on cardboard
Dimensions Unframed: 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.9 cm)
Framed: 22 3/8 × 19 3/8 × 2 3/4 inches (56.8 × 49.2 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund; gifts from James E. Scripps, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Eisenberg, Thomas Agnew and Sons, Schonemann Galleries, E. and A. Silberman by exchange
Accession Number 1992.7
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated bottom left.
before 1928 (Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, France);
Private Collection (Marseilles, France);
1992, (Marc Blondeau, Paris, France);
1992-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Alexander, A., "Puvis de Chavannes, sa vie et son oeuvre", Le Figaro Illustré vol. 107, February 1899, pp. 22-44, repr.

Golberg, M., "Puvis de Chavannes", Cahiers Mensuels, 1901, pp. 333-44, no. 5-6.

Price, A. Brown, ed. Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. Exh. cat., Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam, 1994, cat. 127, repr.

Paris, Grand Palais-Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, "Puvis de Chavannes 1824-1898", 1976/1977, p. 192, (cited under cat. 173). Exh. organized by L. d'Argencourt and J. Foucart.

Boucher, M.-C., Catalogue des dessins et peintures de Puvis de Chavannes, Paris, 1979 p. 82 (cited under cat. 99, as location unknown).

Toyota (Japan), Municipal Museum of Art, "Message 1995", (exh. organized by DIA and Toyota Municipal Museum of Art), Nov. 1995-Jan. 1996, pp. 54, 202, cat. 12, repr.

Price, A. B., "Pierre Puvis de Chavannes's "Children in an Archard (Autumn)," Bulletin of the DIA 70, no. 1/2, 1996, pp. 26-35, fig. 1.

American Federation of the Arts, Exhibition Program, 1999, p. 39, repr.

Wissman, F. W., European Vistas: Cultural Landscapes, Detroit, DIA, 2000, pp. 98-99, repr.