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Bacchanal with satyr and nymph carrying a big ewer 1636–67

Michel Dorigny

* 1616 in Saint-Quentin † 1665 in Paris

Etching and engraving. Size of sheet: c. 31 x 30 cm.

Watermark: unreadable watermark, probably including letters.

Literature: Dumesnil IV.253.9 I/II;

                 I.F.F. 9;

                 D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Paris 2019, illustrated with the preparatory drawing p. 34.

                 H. Sandrine, Estampes françaises du XVIIe siècle. Une donation au musée des beaux-arts de Nancy, Paris, 2008, n° 690.3, I/III.

Beautiful, fresh and rich impression of the first state with Mariette's name and before the number, with wide margins.

Lettered M. Dorigny invent. et fecit. and Mariette excudit.

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

From the series of six Bacchanales.

The black chalk preparatory drawing, indented for transfer, is in the collection of the École Des Beaux-Arts in Paris (inv. E.B.A. PM 563, D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Paris 2019, cat. no. 3).



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