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Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger
LYCURGUE BLESSÉ DANS UNE SÉDITION
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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173
Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger
LYCURGUE BLESSÉ DANS UNE SÉDITION
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger
PARIS 1715 - 1790
LYCURGUE BLESSÉ DANS UNE SÉDITION
Red chalk counterproof, reworked by the artist;
bears old attribution on the mount, lower right: Cochin filius
260 by 383 mm; 10¼ by 15 1/8  in
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Provenance

Dr. Claus Virch, New York,
sale, London, Sothebys, 22 October 1984, lot 566

Catalogue Note

The present drawing is a reworked counterproof of Cochin's celebrated composition depicting the Spartan lawmaker, Lycurgus, being confronted by the wealthy residents of Sparta, who were enraged by his proposed reforms for the city. The original drawing, from which Cochin took this counterproof, is in the collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris,1 and dates to 1760. The Louvre drawing was exhibited to great acclaim at the Salon of 1761 and the composition is also known in reverse to the original drawing, through a crayon-manner print, engraved by Gilles Demarteau in 1769.

1. See S. Rocheblave, Charles-Nicolas Cochin, Graveur et Dessinateur, Paris and Brussels 1927, pl. XLV, reproduced

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York