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Drunken Silenus Riding on an Ass

Jacques Sarazin (French, Noyon 1592–1660 Paris)
17th century
Black chalk. Framing lines in red chalk.
3 5/8 x 7 15/16 in. (9.20 x 20.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1961
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and brown ink at lower left: "Sarasin"

Marking: Inscribed in brown ink at lower left, collector's mark of Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville, number 2503 and paraphe, Lugt 2951. (considered by Chennevières to be from the "cabinet Crozat").

Stamped in black ink at lower right, collector's mark of Charles-Philippe, marquis de Chennevières-Pointel, Lugt 2073.
Antoine Joseph Dézallier d'Argenville (French, Paris 1680–1765 Paris), his sale, Paris, January 18 -28, 1779, part of lot 335 or 455.; Marquis Charles-Philippe de Chennevières-Pointel (French)sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, April 4-7, 1900, part of lot 464. Sold to Roblin for 21 francs, according to Louis-Antoine Prat, Chennevières exh. cat., 2007.; Roblin; Charles Saunier , (according to dealer); Vendor: Wildenstein & Co., Inc. (New York)
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 1986.280
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. 133, p. 210.

Konrad Oberhuber, Beverly Schreiber Jacoby French Drawings from a Private Collection: Louis XIII to Louis XVI. Ex. cat. Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, 1980, cat. no. under no. 4, p. 44.

Marie-Pierre Foissy-Aufrère Choix de dessins français du XVII siècle: Collection du musée. Rouen, 1984, cat. no. under no. 32, p. 34.

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. 280, p. 246, ill.

Hilliard T. Goldfarb From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, December 13, 1989-January 28, 1990, cat. no. under no. 64, fig. no. 64a, p. 133.

Jacques Sarazin Sculpteur du Roi 1592-1660. Ex. cat. Musée du Noyonnais, Noyon, 1992, fig. no. 78, p. 121.

Alastair Laing, Martin Meade, J. W. Niemeijer, Christopher White, Michael Jacobs, Karin Wolfe, Michael Snodin Drawings for Architecture, Design, and Ornament. 2 vols., Aylesbury, 2006, cat. no. under no. 313, p. 482.

Louis-Antoine Prat, Laurence Lhinares La collection Chennevières: Quatre siècles de dessins français. Paris, 2007, cat. no. 650, p. 387, ill.

Le Dessin français au XVIIe siècle. Somogy. Paris, 2013, fig. no. 646, 268, ill.

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