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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Nicolas Chaperon, French (Chateaudun 1612 - c. 1655 Lyon)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Silenus, Fauns and Nymphs
Former Title: Family of Satyrs
Work Type
c. 1635
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black and white chalk on blue antique laid paper, partially incised, partial framing lines in black chalk, laid down on Japan paper, drum mounted to cream card
22.8 × 27.8 cm (9 × 10 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Fleur-de-lys [fragmentary]
  • inscription: none
Galerie de Bayser, Paris (by 1989); sale, Drouot (Chambelland-Giafferi-Doutrebente), Paris, 22 March 2001, lot 3; Galerie Emmanuel Moatti, Paris and New York; Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of the Jeffrey E. Horvitz Foundation and the Drawing Department Acquisition Fund, 2001.115
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of the Jeffrey E. Horvitz Foundation and the Drawing Department Acquisition Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Sylvain Laveissière, Guillaume Kazerouni, and Dominique Jacquot, Nicolas Chaperon, 1612-1654/55: du graveur au peintre retrouvé, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes and Actes Sud (Paris, 1999), pp. 106-108

Emmanuel Moatti, Master Drawings, 1600-1900, exh. cat., Galerie Emmanuel Moatti (New York, 2001), cat. no. 5, n.p.

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., “Bacchanals by Poussin and the Circle of Simon Vouet?: Issues Concerning Attribution and Publication", L’Estampe au Grand Siècle: études offertes à Maxime Préaud, Matériaux pour l’histoire, ed. Peter Fuhring, École Nationale des Chartes and Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris, 2010), vol. 9, pp. 337-47, pp. 342-44

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XVIIe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2013), pp. 103, 638

Exhibition History

Master Drawings, 1600-1900, Galerie Emmanuel Moatti, 05/09/2001 - 05/25/2001

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