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Putti and bacchantes at the bottom of a tree 1636–65

Michel Dorigny

* 1616 in Saint-Quentin † 1665 in Paris

Etching and engraving. Size of sheet: c. 28.4 x 30 cm.

Watermark: grape, similar to Heawood 2117: London? 1683.

Literature: Dumesnil IV.253.10 I/II;

                 I.F.F. 10;

                 D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Paris 2019, illustrated with the preparatory drawing p. 35.

Beautiful dark impression of the first state, before the number. With margins all around. Attached by the corners only on 17th century album sheet.

Lettered at bottom left M. Dorigny invent et fecit; at bottom right Mariette ex.

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

From the series of six Bacchanales.

The black chalk study for the print, indented for transfer, is in the British Museum (inv. 1952,0121.17, see D. Tellas, Michel Dorigny 1616-1665, Paris 2019, cat. n. 4).



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