François Chauveau

France, b.1613, d.1676

Christ Appearing To Startled Cardplayers

  • c. 1658
  • Pen and wash
  • 130 x 191mm
  • 76/79

This surprising scene was recently identified as a preparatory sketch for an engraving by Paris-born painter and engraver François Chauveau. It was produced to illustrate Les Délices de l’esprit [The Delights of the Spirit], a 1658 philosophical and theological work by Jean Desmaret. Chauveau became engraver to the king, Louis XIV, four years later. The signature on the work is an incorrect addition.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

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