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The Genius of Painting

A work made of charcoal with stumping, erasing, and incising on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of charcoal with stumping, erasing, and incising on ivory laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin
French, 1724-1780

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin

Title

The Genius of Painting

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

Artist's working dates 1744–1780

Medium

Charcoal with stumping, erasing, and incising on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

verso, upper edge, in black chalk (above sketch of an angel in graphite by another hand): "qui les re... en digne neveu de...IV.g.d.S.a / ... Mr de S martin ... Rei..."; inscribed verso of mount, upper left, in graphite: "Dacier no. 94: Le Genie de la Peinture presentant des portraits / au Duc d'Orléans-- / Note de la main de l'artiste en bas du dessin / Coll: Delaherche vte en mars 1888"; lower left, in graphite: "Lot 40 / 207 7419/1"

Dimensions

Image: 21.6 × 24.1 cm (8 9/16 × 9 1/2 in.); Mount: 25.5 × 28.3 cm (10 1/16 × 11 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Celia and David Hilliard

Reference Number

2005.558

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