Jean Honoré Fragonard

The Love Letter



Jean Honoré Fragonard - The Love Letter



Jean Honoré Fragonard
The Love Letter
early 1770s
83.2 x 67 cm
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Jules Bache Collection, 1949


Provenance

Baron Félix Sébastien Feuillet de Conches, Paris, by 1860–died 1887
his daughter, Mme Georges Claude Jagerschmidt, Paris, 1887–at least 1897; sold to Cronier
Ernest Cronier, Paris, until died 1905
his estate sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 4 December 1905, nr. 7, for Fr 420,000, to Gimpel, Wildenstein, and Kraemer
with Gimpel & Wildenstein and Eugène Kraemer, Paris, 1905–7; sold to Bardac
Joseph Bardac, Paris, 1907–19; sold to Gimpel & Wildenstein
with Gimpel & Wildenstein, Paris and New York, 1919; sold for $44,940 to Bache
Jules S. Bache, New York, 1919–died 1944
his estate, 1944–49; cats., 1929, unnumbered; 1937, nr. 50; 1943, nr. 49
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External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 49.7.49

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