Artist François Gérard, French, 1770-1837
Title
  • Daphnis and Chloe
  • Daphnis et Chloe (alternate title)
Date ca. 1824
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 39 3/8 × 44 7/8 inches (100 × 114 cm)
Framed: 48 × 54 1/2 × 2 3/4 inches (121.9 × 138.4 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund
Accession Number 1986.40
Department European Painting
On View Era of Revolution S331.2, Level 3 (see map)
the artist's nephew, Henri Gérard (France);
by descent to Comte Maximilien Sébastien Foy (Château d'Etrehamme, near Bayeux, France);
bequest to his wife, Comtesse Foy (Mme. Elvire Popesco) [1894-1993];
1986, (Andrée Stassart, Liège, Belgium);
1986-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Delécluze, Etienne-Jean. Journal de Delécluze, 1824-1828. Paris, 1948, p. 337. [cited in a document from April 10, 1826.]

Moulin, M. "Daphnis et Chloé dans l'oeuvre de François Gérard (1770-1837)." La Revue du Louvre et des musées de France 33 (1983): pp. 100-110, p. 110, note 21.

Masterpieces from The Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art, et al. Tokyo, 1989, pp. 83, 217, cat. 51 (ill.).