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The Joys of Motherhood

about 1754


Not currently on view

Artwork Details

Creation Date
about 1754
oil on canvas
Object Types
paintings, oil paintings

57 x 38-1/2 in. (canvas) approximately 66-7/8 x 49-5/8 x 5 in. (framed)

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Herman C. Krannert

Public Domain

European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

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Comte de Malleray, Versailles;{1} Jules S. Bache (1861-1944), New York;{2} Baron de Rothschild, Paris; (Wildenstein & Co., New York);{3} Josiah K. Lilly Jr.[(1893-1966], Indianapolis, Indiana; purchased by Herman C. Krannert [1887-1972], in 1970;{4} by inheritance to his wife, Ellnora Decker Krannert [1890-1974], in 1972; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields in 1973. ------- {1} See Georges Wildenstein, The Paintings of Fragonard, Complete Edition, trans. by C.W. Chilton and A.L. Kitson, London 1960, catalogue no. 30. {2} See footnote 1 above. {3} See footnote 1 above. {4} See letter from Mrs. Herman C. Krannert to Carl J. Weinhardt of the IMA, dated 8 November 1973 in IMA Historical File (73.103.2).

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