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105

Michel Corneille the Younger

Atlas supporting the celestial globe with Hercules on the right

Estimate:

3,000 - 4,000 USD

Property from the collection of the late Walter L. Strauss

Michel Corneille the Younger

Michel Corneille the Younger

Atlas supporting the celestial globe with Hercules on the right

Atlas supporting the celestial globe with Hercules on the right

Estimate:

3,000 - 4,000 USD

Current bid:

2,400

USD

(1 bid, reserve met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

5 days, 5 hours

5 days, 5 hours

January 26, 07:31 PM (GMT)

January 26, 07:31 PM (GMT)

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Property from the collection of the late Walter L. Strauss

Michel Corneille the Younger

Paris 1642 - 1708

Atlas supporting the celestial globe with Hercules on the right



Pen and brown ink and gray wash, over traces of black chalk, within partial red chalk framing lines;

bears old attribution/signed(?) in brown ink, lower right: M. Corneille

328 by 197 mm; 12⅞ by 7¾ in.

Hinge mounted to a modern cream mount. The sheet has been laid down onto a piece of blue paper backing. There is some toning to the sheet and scattered foxing and minor staining. There are some minor abrasions in places, however the combination of media remain strong throughout this attractive sheet. Sold unframed.


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Eugène Rodrigues, Paris (L.897);
Walter L. Strauss, New York (1922-1988),
thence by descent
The vigor in the penwork and the academic approach of this drawing are typical of the draughtsmanship of Michel Corneille II.  Corneille came from a family of painters.  He was the son of Michel Corneille I ( c. 1601/3-1664) and the brother of Jean-Baptiste Corneille (1649-1695).  He made his training in the studios of two leading artists, Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) and Pierre Mignard (1612-1695).   The technique of this sheet shows the influence of both artists and must be a design for a frontispiece or an illustration, though presumably one that was never used, as the drawing appears not to have been indented for transfer.