Artist Jean Jacques de Boissieu, French, 1736-1810
  • La Mélancolie
  • Melancholy (translated title)
Date between 1789 and 1810
Medium graphite pencil on dark cream laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 7 × 6 5/16 inches (17.8 × 16 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR24
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in black ink, lower right: D [in lobed circle] (Lugt 721, E. Desperet)
Stamp, in purple ink, lower right verso: J. Peoli (Lugt 2020)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, top center: La Melancolie
Inscribed, lower center, verso: Jean Jacques de Boissieu fecit. | Col. Desperet--
Inscribed, upper left, verso: Sc.24
E. Desperet;
E. Argo.
J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA);
May 8, 1894, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) no. 65;
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-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. 193, no. 88.

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, p. 134.