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* Michel-François Dandré-Bardon
Aix-en-Provence 1700 - 1783 Paris
AN ALLEGORY COMPARING MUSIC AND POETRY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 84,000 USD
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120
* Michel-François Dandré-Bardon
Aix-en-Provence 1700 - 1783 Paris
AN ALLEGORY COMPARING MUSIC AND POETRY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 84,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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* Michel-François Dandré-Bardon
Aix-en-Provence 1700 - 1783 Paris
AIX-EN-PROVENCE 1700 - 1783 PARIS
AN ALLEGORY COMPARING MUSIC AND POETRY
signed lower left: DANDRE BARDON /1740
bears inscription in pen and ink lower center: Parallele/de la Musique avec la Poesie
pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white, over red chalk
545 by 401mm; 21 7/16 by 15 13/16 in
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Catalogue Note

This drawing can be compared to the Allegory of the Fine Arts by Dandré-Bardon in the Louvre. They are of similar size and technique and both are signed and dated 1740. The Louvre drawing shows the artist himself as an angel on the clouds, surrounded by allegorical figures, with his coat-of-arms below and an inscription which should resonate with all artists: La Fortune n'est point l'objet de ses désirs / c'est au sein des Beaux-Arts qu'il trouve son plaisir (see Daniel Chol, Michel François Dandré Bardon ..., Aix en Provence 1987, page 101, no. 106, reproduced).

Dandré-Bardon was described by Mariette as "génie bouillant et plein de fougue", and this drawing exhibits those characteristics of his style.

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