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Bacchanal with herm cut at the top 1637-48

Michel Dorigny

* 1616 in Saint-Quentin † 1665 in Paris

Etching after Nicolas Chaperon (1612-1654/5). Size of sheet: c. 27.7 x 34.3 cm.

Literature: Dumesnil IV.256.17, not recorded state, as Dorigny;

                 I.F.F. 17, as Dorigny;

                 S. Laveissière, Nicolas Chaperon, 1612 - 1654/1655: du graveur au peintre retrouvé, Exh. Cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, 1999, cat. no. 23.

Fine and fresh impression with good margins all around. Unknown intermediate state, probably between the first and the second state after the erasion of  F.L.D.Ciartres excudit cum Privilegio Regis Christianissimi but before the later impression of Petrus Mariette excud

Lettered at the bottom A Paris Chez Pierre Mariette le fils rue St. Jacques aux Collomnes d'Hercule.

Published by Pierre Mariette I (c. 1603-1657).

From the series Recueil de Diverses Baccanalles de Poussin, Chappron, D’origny, et autres,

This is the only print from the series Recueil de Diverses Baccanalles for which Chaperon's preparatory drawing is known, dated around 1638-39, now in a private collection and illustrated in D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Exh. Cat., Paris 2019, p. 6, fig. 5.

£ 1,200.-


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