Jean Dambrun

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Jean Dambrun
1741-ca. 1814
Ubaldo Driving Away the Wild Beasts With His Wands
10 x 7 1/8 inches (254 x 180 mm)
Gift of the Christian Humann Foundation.

This print belongs to an ensemble of eighteen preparatory sketches (seven for vignettes and eleven for headpieces) for illustrations and two prints after Cochin for an edition of Torquato Tasso's "La Gerusalemme Liberata" published by François Ambroise Didot in Paris in 1784-1786. The engraving, in the opposite direction, was executed by Jean Dambrun (c. 1741-after 1814), and precedes p. 139 of Volume II of the second edition of 1785-186, a copy of which is in the Gordon Ray Collection (formerly Roederer Collection) at the Morgan Library.
After Charles Nicolas Cochin, Paris 1715-1790 Paris.

Comte Nicolas A. Koucheleff-Bezborodko, St. Petersburg (Lugt 1629); Comte J.P. van Suchtelen, general and Russian diplomat (Lugt 2332; his mark only on the first page of the album of 102 drawings sold at Sotheby's in 1970); his sale, Paris, 4 June 1862; Cambray and Portalis Collections; Eugène von Wasserman, Brussels; his sale, Brussels, Galerie Georges Giroux, 24-27 October and 3-5 November 1921, pp. 153-4, no. 954; General Jacques Willems, Brussels; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 April 1970, lots 143 and 144; H. Shickman Gallery; Adolphe Stein, Paris; Christian Humann; his sale, New York, Sotheby's, 21 January 1983, no. 75 (nine drawings and two prints); Spencer A. Samuels & Company, Ltd., New York.
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