Henri Simon Thomassin French
After Domenico Fetti Italian

Not on view

A detailed and tightly executed red chalk copy after Domenico Fetti’s painting, La Melancholie, ca.1618, acquired in 1685 by Louis XIV and today in the musée du Louvre, Paris (Inv. 281). The drawing was presumably used by Thomassin as the model for his print (in reverse direction) for the Recueil d’estampes d’après les plus beaux tableaux [ . . . ] qui sont en France dans le Cabinet du Roi [ . . . ] & dans d’autres cabinets, Paris, 1763, vol.II, pl. CL.

Melancholia, Henri Simon Thomassin (French, Paris 1687–1741), Red chalk

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