NICOLAS MIGNARD D’AVIGNON (TROYES 1606-1668 PARIS)
NICOLAS MIGNARD D’AVIGNON (TROYES 1606-1668 PARIS)
NICOLAS MIGNARD D’AVIGNON (TROYES 1606-1668 PARIS)
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NICOLAS MIGNARD (TROYES 1606-1668 PARIS)

Study of the body of a draped figure and study of a draped right arm (recto); Sketches (verso)

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NICOLAS MIGNARD (TROYES 1606-1668 PARIS)
Study of the body of a draped figure and study of a draped right arm (recto); Sketches (verso)
black and red chalk, heightened with white (recto); red chalk (verso)
15 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (40 x 26 cm)
Provenance
Nicolas Mignard’s studio; thence by descent.
Anonymous sale; Piasa, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 14 December 1998, lot 129.

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Lot Essay

Mignard executed several versions of the Visitation, all of which are currently in Avignon, for which two rare composition studies are known. Figure studies in red chalk form the vast majority of the artist’s graphic corpus, like the present sheet, which is preparatory for the clothing of the Virgin Mary in a Visitation Mignard painted in 1639 for the Marquis de Gonzague, now in the Pénitents Gris chapel, Avignon (see A. Schnapper, Mignard d’Avignon (1606-1668), exhib. cat., Avignon, Palais des Papes, 1979, no. 13, ill.). Mignard was left-handed, evident in the hatching on the present sheet.

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