Photo, Print, Drawing Le Flûteur (The Flutist)

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Title
Le Flûteur (The Flutist)
Contributor Names
Glairon-Mondet, E.-J. -- active late 18th-early 19th century (artist)
Subject Headings
-  Reproductive print [after well-known artist]
-  Musician - Single player
Genre
artwork
Notes
-  after a painting once attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, painter and engraver, 1573-1610 (artist notes)
-  French (artist nationality)
-  engraver (artist role)
-  Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610 [Attributed to] (original artist)
-  Recto: l. l.: (just beneath image, all text in French) Peint par Michel Ange dit Caravage. ; l. r.: (just beneath image) Gravé par Mondet. ; bottom center: LE FLUTEUR. / De la Galerie du Palais d'Orléans. / ÉCOLE DE LOMBARDIE. / III.ME TABLEAU DE MICHEL-ANGE AMERIGI / SURNOMMÉ LE CARAVAGE / Peint sur Toile, ayant de hauteur 2 Pieds 4 Pouces, sur 1 Pied 11 Pouces de large / Cette figure de jeune homme, qu'on peut considerer comme une des plus savantes productions du Caravage, réunit à / l'étonnante vérité du coloris et au moëlleux du Pinceau, une grande intelligence du clair-obscure et toutes les autres / perfections qui caracterisent ce grand peintre. / Dans le grand nombre de Peintres qui ont suivi la maniere du Caravage, on distingue Manfréde, le / Valentin et le Guerchin. Le Guide lui même a cherché à l'imiter, quoique la route dans la quelle il avoit mar- / ché jusque-là, fut bien opposée à celle que tenoit le Caravage. Le Dominicain fut aussi tenté de la suivre; mais le goût / du Dessin qui s'y trouve attaché, et le choix de sa Lumiere, toujours le même dans toutes sortes de Sujets, l'en a detourné. ; l. r.: (in pencil) Caravaggio - 1569-1609 [and] 15 ; verso: l. l.: (in pencil) C575/582 (inscription)
-  Etching. (medium)
-  Good condition. Etching itself is in very good condition. Surface dirt and light staining around all edges. (condition)
-  The Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 18 December 1922. (provenance)
-  Recorder (instrument)
-  Louis-Philippe-Joseph, duc d'Orléans, 1747-1793 (related names)
-  18th century (century)
-  Works of Art [General] (miller category)
Extent
Sheet: 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (49.5 x 31.8 cm.); plate impression: 16 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches (41.9 x 29.0 cm.); border: 14 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches (37.1 x 24.0 cm.)
Repository
Music Division, Library of Congress
Online Format
image
Description
Artwork. Sheet: 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (49.5 x 31.8 cm.); plate impression: 16 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches (41.9 x 29.0 cm.); border: 14 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches (37.1 x 24.0 cm.) | after a painting once attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, painter and engraver, 1573-1610 (Artist Notes). French (Artist Nationality). engraver (Artist Role). Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610 [Attributed to] (Original Artist). Recto: l. l.: (just beneath image, all text in French) Peint par Michel Ange dit Caravage. ; l. r.: (just beneath image) Gravé par Mondet. ; bottom center: LE FLUTEUR. / De la Galerie du Palais d'Orléans. / ÉCOLE DE LOMBARDIE. / III.ME TABLEAU DE MICHEL-ANGE AMERIGI / SURNOMMÉ LE CARAVAGE / Peint sur Toile, ayant de hauteur 2 Pieds 4 Pouces, sur 1 Pied 11 Pouces de large / Cette figure de jeune homme, qu'on peut considerer comme une des plus savantes productions du Caravage, réunit à / l'étonnante vérité du coloris et au moëlleux du Pinceau, une grande intelligence du clair-obscure et toutes les autres / perfections qui caracterisent ce grand peintre. / Dans le grand nombre de Peintres qui ont suivi la maniere du Caravage, on distingue Manfréde, le / Valentin et le Guerchin. Le Guide lui même a cherché à l'imiter, quoique la route dans la quelle il avoit mar- / ché jusque-là, fut bien opposée à celle que tenoit le Caravage. Le Dominicain fut aussi tenté de la suivre; mais le goût / du Dessin qui s'y trouve attaché, et le choix de sa Lumiere, toujours le même dans toutes sortes de Sujets, l'en a detourné. ; l. r.: (in pencil) Caravaggio - 1569-1609 [and] 15 ; verso: l. l.: (in pencil) C575/582 (Inscription). Etching. (Medium). Good condition. Etching itself is in very good condition. Surface dirt and light staining around all edges. (Condition). The Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 18 December 1922. (Provenance). Recorder (Instrument). Louis-Philippe-Joseph, duc d'Orléans, 1747-1793 (Related Names). 18th century (Century). Works of Art [General] (Miller Category).
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