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"Je ne me bats point contre un insensé!" ("I will not fight a madman!") from Jean-Jacques Rousseau's La Nouvelle Héloise (1804)
Title:
"Je ne me bats point contre un insensé!" ("I will not fight a madman!") from Jean-Jacques Rousseau's La Nouvelle Héloise (1804)
Date:
1804
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Black And Gray Ink, Gray Wash, And White Gouache On Wove Paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 120 x 80 mm (4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

[from Laveissiere entry on the drawing:] Most likely in the collection of the art dealer and expert Schroth; his sale, May 30, 1826, part of no. 452; probably in the Osterwald collection; possibly in the Osterwald sale, December 12, 1831, no. 303; probably in the Binant collection; possibly in the Binant sale, January 27-28, 1846, part of no. 136, "Two subjects for La Nouvelle Heloise, exquisitly executed in India ink. This article will be divided," the first sold to Wurtemberg for 100 francs, and the second to Schroth, the expert at the auction, for 60 francs; Madame Legueltel; her sale, Hotel Rameau, Versailles, October 5, 1975, no. 90, La Vengeance; Sotheby's London, July 4, 1977, no. 198, ill.; Sven Bruntjen, Woodside, CA

Accession Number:
1977.2.13
Acquisition Date:
1977-01-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund

Exhibition History:

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris: 23 September 1997 - 12 January 1998
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC: 2 March 1998 - 7 June 1998
CPLH, TREASURES, 11 Nov 1995 - 3 March 1996;
CPLH, Recent Acquisitions, 1977-1978, Sept 8 - Oct 18, 1978.; CPLH, Selected Acquisitions, 1977 -1979, 1979-1980; CPLH, Master Drawings from the AFGA, 3 August 1985 - 13 December 1985.
CPLH, The Age of Revolution, 1789 - 1821, 1 April - 29 May 1989.