Ein Zwerg und eine junge Frau im Gespräch, Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Ein Zwerg und eine junge Frau im Gespräch
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Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Ein Zwerg und eine junge Frau im Gespräch, 1774

366 x 286 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
1103 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Ein Zwerg und eine junge Frau im Gespräch
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Datiert unten rechts (mit der Feder): Rome 1774
Captions Added Later
Bezeichnet auf dem Montierungsbogen unten mittig (mit Bleistift): Honoré Fragonard; verso bezeichnet (mit der Feder in Schwarz): N° 54. Honoré Fragonard / Bayogue Mendiant de Rome / H. Fragonard N° 422 / du cabinet De La Reiniere
Verso Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Ananoff 1961.I.123.262

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 31A422 dwarfs
  • 31D13(+53) adolescent, young woman, maiden (+ sitting)
  • 33A35 conversation, dialogue; conversation piece

Research and Discussion


Object History
Verst. Der Sammlung von Duc de Rohan-Chabot, de La Mureund Desmarets, ParisVerst. durch Paillet, Paris, 17. Dezember 1787
Verst. Nicolas Lejeune, Paris, 31. Mai 1790
Laurent Grimod de la Reynière (1734 –1793), Paris
Guillaume Jean Constantin (1755–1816), Paris
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816.


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