Artist Dominique Vivant Denon, French, 1747-1826
  • Jacques-Adrien Joly
Date ca. 1786
Medium black chalk and smudging or stumping on off-white laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (diameter): 5 7/8 inches (14.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 34.159.1
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, in pencil, lower left: Denon 1786
Inscriptions 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).