The Departure of the Prodigal Son

Signature: Signed 'Taunay' (lower right, on the step)

Paris, Salon, 1806, no. 492.

Arlequin au Muséum, oy critique en Vaudeville des tableaux exposés au Salon, 1806, p. 71.

Explication des Oeuvres de Peinture, Sculptures, Architecture et Gravure, des Artistes vivants, Exposés au Musée Napoléon, le 25 sept. 1806, 1806, p. 93, no. 492.

Le Pausanias français, ou Description du Salon de 1806, 1808, p. 454, no. 492.

Baron Portalis, Les dessinateurs d'illustrations au XVIIIe siècle, XX, 1877, p. 625.

P. Marmottan, L'École français du peinture (1789-1830), Paris, 1886, p. 209.

L. Delteil, Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1919, p. 251.

A. d'E. Taunay, Nicolau Antonio Taunay, Documentos Sobre a sua Vida e sua Obra, (1912) 1916, p. 41, Descourtis engraving illustrated.

A. d'E. Taunay, A missao artistica de 1816, Rio de Janeiro, 1912 (2nd ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1956).

E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs [...], 1966, VIII, p. 233.

C. Lebrun Jouve, Nicolas-Antoine Taunay (1755-1830), Paris, 2003, pp. 242-243, no. P. 515.

PROPERTY OF A SOUTH FLORIDA COLLECTOR

Possibly Destaisnières, Paris; sale, Laneuville, Paris, 16 November 1816, lot 14 (sold with its pendant, The Feast of the Prodigal Son).

François Delessert, Paris; sale, Hôtel Delessert, Paris, 15 March 1869, lot 197 (sold with its pendant, lot 198, 1,080 francs for the pair).

with T. Brussier, Paris (according to a label on the reverse).

Dr. Augusto Carlos da Silva Telles, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by 1912, from whom acquired by

Afonso d'Escragnolle Taunay, and by inheritance to his daughter, Ana Taunay Berettini.

Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 15 October 1992, lot 141, where acquired by the present owner.

About Nicolas-Antoine Taunay

French, 1755-1830, Paris, France, based in Paris, France