Jean-Honoré Fragonard, ‘Angels making music, after Francesco Solimena’, Christie's Old Masters

Solimena's fresco is in the church of S. Paolo Maggiore, Naples. Fragonard's drawing from which this counterproof was taken is in the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena (Inv. A. 2628; Rosenberg and Brejon de Lavergnée, op. cit., p. 340, no. 21, illus.).

Signature: Inscribed 'Du Solimena Eglise de St Paul a Naples'

P. Rosenberg and B. Brejon de Lavergnée, Panopticon italiano: un diario di viaggio ritrovato, 1759-1761, Rome, 1986, p. 340, under no. 21.

Anonymous sale; Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, 5-7 December 1974, lot 549.

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