Telemachus Embracing Love Held in the Arms of Eucharis (Télémaque embrassant l'Amour dans les Bras d'Eucharis)

Telemachus Embracing Love Held in the Arms of Eucharis (Télémaque embrassant l'Amour dans les Bras d'Eucharis)

late 18th century
Artist
Jean-Guillaume Moitte
painting
Watercolor, gouache, and black chalk on parchment; ruled border in black ink
The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
2019.594
Jean-Guillaume Moitte. Telemachus Embracing Love Held in the Arms of Eucharis (Télémaque embrassant l'Amour dans les Bras d'Eucharis). late 18th century. Watercolor, gouache, and black chalk on parchment; ruled border in black ink. The Esmond Bradley Martin Collection. 2019.594.
Dimensions
height: 7.938 in, 20.1625 cm; width: 5.688 in, 14.4475 cm; frame height: 13.875 in, 35.2425 cm; frame width: 11.5 in, 29.2100 cm; frame depth: 1.875 in, 4.7625 cm; height: 8 in, 20.3200 cm; width: 5.75 in, 14.6050 cm
Inscription
Signed BR
Department
European and American Art Before 1900
Collection
European Painting and Sculpture before 1900
Known Provenance
Edmond de Goncourt, by about 1841 (his stamp at lower center, de Goncourt; Lugt 1089); Jules de Goncourt; de Goncourt estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 15–17, 1897, lot 191; from which acquired by Athanase Vagliano, Paris, until 1933; with Wildenstein, New York; from which acquired by Esmond Bradley Martin [1941–2018], 1974; gifted to the Denver Art Museum, 2019.
Exhibition History
  • "75e Anniversaire de la fondation de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts: Exposition Goncourt"—Galerie Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1933, no. 232 (as by Monnet)
  • "The World of Voltaire"—University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 1969, exh. cat., p. 29, no. 52, repr. (as by Monnet)
  • "French and Italian Master Drawings from the Collection of Esmond Bradley Martin, Jr."—Denver Art Museum, 1982, exh. cat. by Phyllis Hattis, pp. 5, 7, 22–23, no. 7, repr.
  • "Passport to Paris"—Denver Art Museum, 10/27/2013–02/09/2014