Cavaliers in a City Square

Jean de Saint-Igny French

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Elegantly dressed aristocratic figures converse in small groups in a city square. Saint-Igny’s skill is on display, both in his detailed treatment of the figures’ flamboyant attire and coiffures, and in his precise rendering of the architectural setting. Not only a painter and draftsman, Saint-Igny was also a printmaker—technical background that is evident here in his tightly controlled and highly varied use of line.

Cavaliers in a City Square, Jean de Saint-Igny (French, Rouen ca. 1595/1600–1647 Paris), Pen and brown ink

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