Artist French
Artist after Jean Simon Berthélemy, French, 1743-1811
  • Park Scene
Date ca. between 1770 and 1774
Medium red chalk on cream laid paper with four deckle edges
Dimensions Sheet: 12 1/2 × 16 15/16 inches (31.8 × 43 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund
Accession Number 34.124
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, upper left corner, verso: [indecipherable, obscured by hinge]
Inscribed, lower right, verso: 7.853 [circled]
(E. Parsons and Sons, London, England); [as by Jean-Honoré Fragonard]
1934-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, p. 324, no. A74.

Sterne, M. The Passionate Eye: The Life of William R. Valentiner. Detroit, 1980, p. 219.