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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.136
People
Jean-Baptiste de Champaigne, French (1631-1681)
Previously attributed to School of Simon Vouet, French (Paris 1590 - 1649 Paris)
Title
Mercury Presenting the Lyre to Apollo; verso: Study for a Muse
Other Titles
Former Title: Mercury Presenting the Lyre to Apollo on Mount Parnassus; verso: Study for a Muse
Former Title: Assembly of the Gods
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1673
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/295995
Location
Level 2, Room 2400, European Art, 17th century, Rome and Its Influence in the Seventeenth Century
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black chalk, brown ink, and gray wash on light-tan antique laid paper, framing lines in black chalk; verso: black chalk
Dimensions
irregular: 28 x 27.3 cm (11 x 10 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: old mount, verso, brown ink, in the hand of the Marquis de Chennevières-Pointel: 573 École de Simon Vouet. Apollon prenant sa lyre des mains de Mércure / au-dessous les muses groupées sur le Parnasse / beau projet de plafond je le crois d’un élève de S. Vouet de quelque Dorigny. Acheté rue des Petits-Augustins, au coin de la rue des Beaux-Arts, chez un brocanteur qui a occupé / temporairement la maison où est établi aujourd’hui une libraire d’archéologie et d’architecture / Ph. de Ch.
  • watermark: none
Provenance
Charles-Philippe, Marquis de Chennevières-Pointel, Paris and Bellême (his mark, L.2072 or 2073, lower left); possibly his sale, 3-7 April 1900, possibly part of lot 518 or 532; sale, Paris, May 1977; Jacques Petithory, Paris; Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund, inv. no. 1978.136
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.136
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot, Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674), Jean-Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681), Nicolas de Plattemontagne (1631-1706), Galerie de Bayser (Paris, 2000), cat. no. 39, p. 26

Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot, "Jean Baptiste de Champaigne et l'oratoire de la reine au château de Versailles", Dessins français aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles: Rencontres de l'École du Louvre, Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 2003), no. 17, pp. 219-29, p. 220

Nicolas Milovanovic, Les Grands Appartements de Versailles sous Louis XIV: catalogue des décors peints, Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 2005), p. 126

Louis-Antoine Prat and Laurence Lhinares, La collection Chennevieres: quatre siècles de dessins français, Musée du Louvre (Paris, 2007), cat. no. 614, pp. 142-43, 378-79

Frédérique Lanoë and Pierre Rosenberg, Trois maîtres du dessin: Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674), Jean-Baptiste de Champaigne (1631–1681), Nicolas de Plattemontagne (1631–1706), exh. cat., Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, 2009), cat. no. 81, pp. 101-102

Louis-Antoine Prat, Le dessin français au XVIIe siècle, Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2013), pp. 367, 650

Exhibition History

32Q: 2400 French/Italian/Spanish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/07/2022 - 07/18/2022

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