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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Eustache Le Sueur, French (Paris 1616 - 1655 Paris)
Studies for the Archangel Raphael
Work Type
c. 1645
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Physical Descriptions
Black and white chalk with traces of white gouache on light-tan antique laid paper, framing lines in black ink, laid down on cream antique laid paper
22.4 × 30 cm (8 13/16 × 11 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: none
  • inscription: none
Jean Gigoux, Paris (without his mark, L.1164); Henri Baderou, Rouen; Germain Seligman, New York (his mark, L.3863, lower left); R.M. Light & Co., Santa Barbara (by 1978); Seiden and de Cuevas, Inc., New York; Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Fund and Louis Haskell Daly Fund, 1984.591
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Melvin R. Seiden Fund and Louise Haskell Daly Fund
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Pierre Rosenberg, "Dessins français du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siècles dans les collections américaines", L'Oeil (Paris, 1972), no. 212-13, pp. 12-13

Pierre Rosenberg, French Master Drawings of the 17th & 18th Centuries in North American Collections / Dessins français du 17ème & du 18ème siècles des collections américaines, exh. cat., Secker & Warburg (London, 1972-1973), cat. no. 84, pp. 35, 178-79

John Richardson, ed., The Collection of Germain Seligman: Paintings, Drawings and Works of Art, E. V. Thaw & Co., Artemis S.A., and David Carritt Ltd. (New York, Luxembourg, and London, 1979), cat. no. 53, n.p.

Alain Mérot, Eustache Le Sueur, Arthena (Paris, 1987), cat. no. D.175, p. 218

Hilliard T. Goldfarb, From Fontainebleau to the Louvre: French Drawing from the Seventeenth-Century, exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art/Indiana University Press (Cleveland, 1989), p. 189

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Barbara Brejon de Lavergnée, Jean-Francois Méjanès, Alain Mérot, Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Sophie Raux-Carpentier, William W. Robinson, Marianne Roland Michel, and Pierre Rosenberg, Mastery & Elegance: Two Centuries of French Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz, exh. cat., ed. Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 1998), pp. 102-103

Matthias Waschek, Marjorie B. Cohn, Judith Mann, and Stephan Wolohojian, Ideal [Dis-] Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer, exh. cat., Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, 2008), cat. no. 38, pp. 34-35

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XVIIe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2013), pp. 281, 646

Exhibition History

French Master Drawings of the 17th & 18th Centuries in North American Collections, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 09/02/1972 - 10/15/1972; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 11/03/1972 - 12/17/1972; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 01/12/1973 - 03/11/1973; New York Cultural Center, New York, 04/04/1973 - 05/13/1973

Ideal [Dis-] Placements: Old Masters at the Pulitzer, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, 10/24/2008 - 10/03/2009

Subjects and Contexts

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