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Drawing, Study for the Sculpture "Autumn" for the Château de Wideville, after 1632

This is a Drawing. It was created by Jacques Sarazin. It is dated after 1632 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is recto: red chalk on white laid paper; verso: black chalk, graphite. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Sarazin executed this luminous sketch for a garden sculpture in red chalk, a medium that is mined and cut into sticks. Since the 15th century, artists have exploited its color to suggest living flesh. A more finished design would have guided Sarazin’s assistant in translating the drawing to carved stone.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled What Do the French Aristocracy and the Couturier Valentino Garavani Have in Common?.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and catalogued by Elaine Evans Dee and Megan L. Smith. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

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Its dimensions are

17.7 x 7.2 cm (6 15/16 x 2 13/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.) Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 in. x 19 3/4 in. x 1 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: Sarrasin.

It is inscribed

Inscribed, lower right corner verso: JR.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Study for the Sculpture "Autumn" for the Château de Wideville, after 1632; Jacques Sarazin (French, 1592–1660); France; recto: red chalk on white laid paper; verso: black chalk, graphite; 17.7 x 7.2 cm (6 15/16 x 2 13/16 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.) Frame H x W x D: 39.7 x 50.2 x 2.5 cm (15 5/8 in. x 19 3/4 in. x 1 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-64-242

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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