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Title: Orlando Furioso: Atlante, mounted on the hippogryph, swoops down upon Bradamente

Creator: Fragonard, Jean-Honore

Location repository: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Repository work id number: 6.1982

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Culture: French

Descriptive note: Black chalk and brown wash In the 1780s Fragonard made a series of over 100 lively drawings inspired by Ariosto's epic, 'Orlando Furioso'. First published in 1516, the fantastic poem relates the struggles between the Christians and the pagans. In the 19th century the drawings belonged to the great Fragonard collector, Hippolyte Walferdin, who purchased them from the artist's family. The series was kept intact until 1922. Agnew's, London (England, estab. 1817), pre 26 Feb 1982, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Agnew's 1982 Arthur Houghton jr (United States of America), post 1923, New York/New York/United States of America, dates unknown Rosenbach Company, 1923 Louis Roederer (France), Rheims/France, Collecting 1875-1881 Hippolyte Walferdin (France, b. 1795, d. 1880), Paris/France, Purchased from the artist's family. The Art Gallery also has an extensive bibliography and exhibition venue list. see Purchased 1982


Earliest date: 1780s

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Language: English

Latest date: 1780s

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Materials techniques: chalk

Materials techniques 2: wash

Measurements: sheet (irreg.): 39.5 x 25.3 cm

Object work type: drawing


Record source: AGNSW Catalogue (online)

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