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Les suivants de Silène (The followers of Silenus) 1627-1647

Nicolas Chaperon

* 1612 in Châteaudun, Eure-et-Loir † 1654/55 in Rome

Etching. Size of sheet: c. 24.8 x 26 cm.

Literature: Dumesnil VI.230.55.I/III;

                 Dumesnil (Duplessis) XI.29.55.II/IV; 

                 I.F.F. 55;

                 S. Laveissière, Nicolas Chaperon, 1612 - 1654/1655: du graveur au peintre retrouvé, Exh. Cat.,  Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, 1999, cat. n. 19;

                 H. Sandrine, Estampes françaises du XVIIe siècle. Une donation au musée des beaux-arts de Nancy, Paris, 2008, n° 706.2 II/IV.

Rich and dark impression of the second state of four, before the number. With large margins all around.

Lettered bottom right Chaperon In. / & sculp. and lower left F.L.D. Ciartres excud. Cum Privil. Regis Chist. Attached by the corners only on 17th century album sheet with grape watermark similar to Heawood 2095: London 1616.

Published by François Langlois, il Ciartres (1588-1647).

From the series Recueil de Diverses Baccanalles de Poussin, Chappron, D’origny, et autres, this is one of the three images both invented and etched by Chaperon.



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