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Minerva Presenting Two Portraits to Apollo

Artist:
Eustache Le Sueur (French, Paris 1616–1655 Paris)
Date:
17th century
Medium:
Black chalk, squared in red chalk. Contours incised for transfer. Framing lines in pen and brown ink.
Dimensions:
5 9/16 x 8 1/16 in. (14.1 x 20.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harry G. Sperling Fund, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.93.4
Not on view
Inscription: On verso in pen and brown ink are two columns of names (illegible, the hand of Le Sueur?), perhaps members of the Académie Royale et da la Maîtrise?
Vendor: Alfred Strölin (French, 1871–1954)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "French Drawings Recently Acquired, 1975-1984," November 27, 1984–February 10, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "15th–18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 1986–January 4, 1987.

Mérot 2000.D.283; Bean and Turcic 1986.184
Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 15th-18th Century French Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1986, cat. no. 184, p. 171, ill.

Alain Mérot Eustache Le Sueur 1616-1655. Paris, 1987, cat. no. under 161, fig. no. 401, pp. 295, D. 283.

Alain Mérot Eustache Le Sueur 1616-1655. Paris, 2000, cat. no. D. 283, fig. no. 401, p. 295, ill.

Audrey Adamczak Robert Nanteuil, ca. 1623-1678. Paris, 2011, cat. no. under no.45, 149.



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