Jean de Saint-Igny

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Jean de Saint-Igny
d. 1647
The Sense of Taste
ca. 1630
Red chalk on paper.
10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches (260 x 194 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Walter C. Baker.
1953.2

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Watermark: ZOONEN (fragment) on lined drawing.
Saint Igny's oeuvre as a draftsman began to coalesce in the 1980s when Pierre Rosenberg connected a sheet bearing a signature with a larger body of drawings attributed to Jacques Bellange. Christopher Comer further refined our understanding of Saint Igny as an artist, connecting the present sheet to three others related to a series of the five senses, including a sheet for the sense of Smell in the Ecole des beaux-arts, Paris (PM 2257), and drawings representing the senses of Sight and Hearing in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (Kdz 13623, 13624). The drawing for Touch has yet to come to light.

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Inscribed on verso, at upper left, “2f s XII” and “neue zu” [illegible]; at lower right, Gopel's mark and “343 /3, Samling Lanna”, below, “Coll: Er. Enghertz / Wien / Rotstiflskizze,” at lower left, “343”.

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A. Freiherr von Lanna (1836-1909), Prague (Lugt 2773); Dr. Arthur Feldmann (1877-1941), Brno; his sale, Gilhofer and Ranschburg, Lucerne, 28 June, 1934, lot 30 (as Jacques Bellange); Enghert, Vienna; Dr. Erhard Gopel (1906-1966), Munich; Charles E. Slatkin Gallery, New York.
Associated names: 

Bellange, Jacques, approximately 1575-1616, Formerly attributed to.
Baker, Walter C., former owner.
Lanna, Adalbert Franz Josef, Freiherr von, 1836-1909, former owner.
Feldmann, Arthur, Dr., former owner.

Bibliography: 

Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Fourth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1953, p. 62-63. (as Jacques Bellange)
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 131. (as Jacques Bellange)
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 12. (as Jacques Bellange)
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 19, repr.

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