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The Wedding Feast of Bacchus and Ariadne

Guy Louis Vernansal the Elder (French, Fontainebleau 1648–1729 Paris)
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Charles Le Brun (French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
ca. 1709
Pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash, heightened with white, over red chalk, on beige paper
7 5/8 x 22 5/8 in. (19.3 x 57.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
Not on view
Charles Le Blanc , his sale, Paris, Dec. 3 - 6, 1866, lot 410: "Le Brun. Les Noces de Bacchus, pour dessus d'arcades, sanguines lavée d'encre."; Vendor: Seiferheld
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings and Prints from the Museum's Collections," May 18, 1982–August 22, 1982.

Bean and Turcic 1986. 304
Pierre Rosenberg French Master Drawings of the 17th and 18th Centuries in North American Collections. Ex. cat., Art Gallery of Ontario, 2 Sept. - 15 Oct., National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 3 Nov. - 17 Dec. 1972, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 12 Jan. - 11 Mar. 1973. Toronto, 1972, cat. no. under no. 75, p. 174.

Mary O'Neill Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Orléans. Catalogue Critiques. Les Peintures l'école française des XVIIIe siècles. 2 vols., Orléans, France, 1981, cat. no. under 194, p. 147, vol. 1.

Mary O'Neill "A Drawing by Guy-Louis Vernansal at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." in Master Drawings. vol. 20, no. 3, 1982, fig. no. plate 9, pp. 259-260.

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. 304, pp. 268-269, ill.

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