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The Flaying of Marsyas

François van Loo (French, Aix 1708–1732 Turin)
early 18th century
Red chalk, with framing lines in pen and black ink
9 1/2 x 16 7/16 in. (24.2 x 41.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund and Guy Wildenstein Gift, 2005
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: In graphite at lower left: "Flaying of Marsyas"

Marking: Stamped in black ink at lower right, collector's mark of Jean Denis Lempereur (Lugt 1740); stamped in black ink at lower right, collector's mark of John Fitchett Marsh (Lugt 1455), stamped on lower right of former mount and on lining paper of the verso, collector's mark of Dr. Carl Robert Rudolf (Lugt 2811b).
Jean Denis Lempereur (French, Paris 1701–1779 Paris)his sale, Paris, May 24, 1773, part of lot 519; John Fitchett Marsh (British, Wigan, Lancashire 1818–1880 Warrington), his sale, London, Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge, May 12, 1882 - May 23, 1882, lot 3255: "Vanloo, Apollo and Marsyas. . ."; Dr. Carl Robert Rudolf (British, ca. 1884–1974); his sale, Sotheby's, London, July 4, 1977, lot 148, as Carle van Loo; Christie's, Paris, March 17, 2005, lot 363; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 10, 2006–July 9, 2006.

Old Master Drawings from the Collection of Mr. C. Robert Rudolf. Exh. cat.: London, Arts Council Gallery; Birmingham, City Museum and Art Gallery; Leeds, Leeds CIty Art Gallery. Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1962, cat. no. 189, p. 95.

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