Gabriel de Saint-Aubin Executing the Portrait of the Bishop of Chartres
France (Artist's nationality:)
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Pen and black ink, and brush and gray wash, with graphite, on ivory laid paper
Signed and dated, recto, lower center right, in pen and brown ink
23.3 × 18.4 cm (9 3/16 × 7 1/4 in.)
Worcester Sketch Fund, and gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meers, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Friedman, Mrs. Charles Folds, and Mrs. George B. Young
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Émile Dacier, Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (Paris, 1931), no. 237 (ill.).
Suzanne Folds McCullagh, The Development of Gabriel de Saint-Aubin as a Draughtsman (Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1981), p. 23 (ill.).
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Great Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years 1958-1983,” July 24-September 30, 1985, pp. 104-05, cat. 44 (ill.), cat. by Martha Tedeschi; traveled to the St. Louis Art Museum, March 10-May 16, 1986.
The Art Institute of Chicago, May 1, 1987-January 8, 1988.
Chicago, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, “Theatricality in the Baroque,” January 5-April 22, 2001, p. 20, cat. 7, fig. 12.
New York, The Frick Collection, “Gabriel de Saint-Aubin 1724–1780,” October 30, 2007–May 26, 2008, pp. 55, 116, 117, and 320, cat. 4, cat. by Colin B. Bailey and Pierre Rosenberg et. al.; traveled to Musée du Louvre, Paris, February 28-May 26, 2008
Montmerque, Paris; sold, May 17-18, 1861, lot 85. Hippolyte Destailleur, Paris, to May 1893. Sold, Morgand, Paris, May 19-22, 1896, lot 863, to Brame [Dacier 1931]. Marquis de Biron, Paris; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 9-11, 1914, lot 58, to Marinitch [Dacier 1931]. Baron Maurice de Rothschild (died 1957), Paris, by 1931 [Dacier 1931]. Sold by Colnaghi, London, to the Art Institute, 1981.
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