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Bacchanal with two dancing maenads 1636–66

Michel Dorigny

* 1616 in Saint-Quentin † 1665 in Paris

Etching and engraving. Size of sheet: c. 28.5 x 29.8 cm.

Watermark: unreadable watermark, probably with letters.

Literature: Dumesnil IV.252.11 I/II;

                 I.F.F. 11;

                 D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Paris 2019, illustrated with the preparatory drawing, p. 36.

                 H. Sandrine, Estampes françaises du XVIIe siècle. Une donation au musée des beaux-arts de Nancy, Paris, 2008, n° 690.4 I/III.

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

Lettered bottom right M. Dorigny invent et fecit, Mariette exc.

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. n°PM. 562, see D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Paris 2019, cat. no. 5).



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