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.

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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.


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”.

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.


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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