The Motherly Reprimand

Provenance

Trouard, Paris (sale Paris, Hôtel d'Aligre, Feb. 22–27, 1779, no. 182 {as "Une mère grondant son engant qui donne à manger à un chien, dessin à la plume lavé de bistre"}); possibly Coll. Haudry, Orléans; J. A. Boussac (sale Paris, March 4, 1931, no. 52 {illustrated}); Charles d'Heucqueville (sale Paris, March 24–25, 1936, no. 36, pl. XII {as La répréhension maternelle}); Robert Sterling Clark.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

French, 1725–1805

The Motherly Reprimand

c. 1760

Pen and brush and gray ink and gray wash and touches of light brown wash on squared paper

Overall: 18 x 13 1/2 in. (45.7 x 34.3 cm)


Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1936

1955.1660


OFF VIEW

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert, Standish D. Lawder, and Charles W. Talbot, Jr. Drawings from the Clark Art Institute: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Robert Sterling Clark Collection of European and American Drawings, Sixteenth Through Nineteenth Centuries, at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 2 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964.