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A man, seen standing frontally, dressed in oriental costume, rests his left hand on a baton around which a snake is coiled. In the background, four figures are grouped around an altar. Undecipherable inscriptions in ink, lower left, and signature of the artist in ink, lower right.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated ca. 1650 and we acquired it in 1958. Gift of Hugh Cassel. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

graphite, red chalk on off-white laid paper

Its dimensions are

H x W: 32 x 20.7 cm (12 5/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, right: vignon jnt ft.

Claude Vignon was the artist and Mr. Hugh Cassel was the donor of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18422187/ |title=Drawing, "Standing Figure in Oriental Dress", ca. 1650 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=18 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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