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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Jacques Stella, French (Lyon 1596 - 1657 Paris)
Three Soldiers
Work Type
17th century
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Physical Descriptions

Gray wash and graphite on off-white antique laid paper, framing lines in red chalk, laid down on off-white antique laid paper and decorated with blue antique laid paper borders adhered to face
17.4 x 24.1 cm (6 7/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • watermark: Fragmentary
  • inscription: mount, lower right, black ink: bo
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower left, graphite: B17 [encircled]
  • inscription: mount, verso, lower right, graphite: 1978.872


Recorded Ownership History
The artist's estate; his niece, Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella, Paris, by descent; Gilbert Paignon-Dijonval, Paris; his grandson, Vicomte Charles-Gilbert Morel de Vindé, Paris, by descent (without his mark, L.2520); Samuel Woodburn, London; Paul J. Haldeman, Brookline; Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg Museum, Gift of Paul J. Haldeman, 2002.95.43

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Paul J. Haldeman
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Pierre-Maurice Bénard, Cabinet de M. Paignon-Dijonval, état détaillé et raisonné des dessins et estampes dont il est composé, Huzard (Paris, 1810), cat. no. 2820, p. 123 (as Antoine Bouzonnet-Stella)
  • Karl T. Parker, Hugh Macandrew, David Blayney Brown, Colin J. Bailey, and Jon Whiteley, Catalogue of the Collection of Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, The Clarendon Press (Oxford, 1938-2000), vol. 7, p. 163 (as Jacques Stella)
  • Sylvain Laveissière and Gilles Chomer, Jacques Stella (1596-1657), exh. cat., Somogy Éditions d'Art (Paris, 2006), pp. 12-n.1, 210-11
  • Jacques Thuillier, Jacques Stella, 1595-1657, Serge Domini Éditeur (Metz, 2006), cat. no. 11, p. 268
  • Alvin L. Clark, Jr. and Edouard Kopp, French Drawings from the Age of Claude, Poussin, Watteau, and Fragonard: Highlights from the Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2022), cat. no. 22, repr.

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