Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Portrait of the Printer Cyprien-Charles-Marie Nicolas Gaulon (Portrait de L’Imprimeur Gaulon),

Crayon lithograph with scraping on wove paper

First state

Dimensions (Image): 265 x 208 mm (10.4 x 8.2 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 285 x 232 mm (11.2 x 9.1 in.)

Edition: One other known copy in this first state: Bibliothèque Nationale, ex coll: Eugène Delacroix; second state is in the collection of the Museum Lázaro-Galdiano, Madrid

Accession number: 1957.4.1

Olin Library transfer, 1957

Provenance / Collectors' marks: This print was discovered in a Charlet scrapbook in the attic of Wesleyan University’s Olin Library in January 1957. It was then transferred to the Wesleyan print collection at the Davison Art Center. The print was removed from page 74 of that scrapbook (a half page of the album was cut out).

The image depicts the printer Cyprien-Charles-Marie Nicolas Gaulon (1777–1858).

Bibliography: Loys Delteil 284; Tomás Harris 282; Sayre 256; Jonathan Brown, I am still learning: Goya’s Last Works (New York: The Frick Collection, 2006), cat. no. 27, p. 16; Stephanie Loeb Stepanek, Frederick Ilchman, and Janis A. Tomlinson, Goya: Order & Disorder (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2014), cat. no. 128, reproduced p. 205; Xavier Bray, Goya: The Portraits (London: The National Gallery, 2015), cat. no. 69, reproduced p. 202, see also pp. 203, 253.

Object Type: Prints

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