Edme Bouchardon (Chaumont-en-Bassigny 1689-1762 Paris)
Edme Bouchardon (Chaumont-en-Bassigny 1689-1762 Paris)

Design for a fountain: Actaeon with three hunting dogs

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Edme Bouchardon (Chaumont-en-Bassigny 1689-1762 Paris)
Design for a fountain: Actaeon with three hunting dogs
red chalk
9¾ x 12½ in. (24.7 x 31.6 cm.)
Sale room notice
We are grateful to Laure Barthélémy-Labeeuw for pointing out that the drawing is on a 'montage de conservation' from the collection of Pierre-Jean Mariette (for similar mounts, see P. Rosenberg, Les dessins de la collection Mariette. École française, I, Milan, 2011, p. XXXV).

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Lot Essay

Another study for the same fountain, which was probably never realised, is in the Louvre (inv. 35017; exhib. cat. Les Collections du Comte d'Orsay. Dessins du Musée du Louvre, Paris, Louvre, 1983, no. Ors. 462).
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