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Bacchanal 1636–67

Michel Dorigny

* 1616 in Saint-Quentin † 1665 in Paris

Etching and engraving. Size of sheet: c. 33.1 x 30.3 cm.

Literature: Dumesnil IV.252.7 II/II;

                  I.F.F: 7;

                  Dumesnil (Duplessis) XI.79.7 II/III;

                  D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Paris 2019, illustrated with the drawing, p. 32;

                  H. Sandrine, Estampes françaises du XVIIe siècle. Une donation au musée des beaux-arts de Nancy, Paris, 2008, n° 690.1, II/III.

Beautiful and strong impression of the second state before the number, with large margins all around.

Lettered at the bottom M. Dorigny in. et fecit Cum Privilegio Mariette exc.

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

From the series of six Bacchanales.

The black chalk preparatory drawing for this print, indented for transfer, is now in a private collection in Australia (formerly London, see D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Paris 2019, cat. n. 1).

£ 1,200.-


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