Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Chariot of the Sun,

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed in light green, light brown, brown, and dark brown inks from three blocks on laid paper

Print impression quality: Unevenly inked on inscriptions and brown border

Dimensions (Image): 397 x 270 mm (15.6 x 10.6 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 444 x 311 mm (17.5 x 12.2 in.)

Signed in block, lower left: “Nic Le Sueur”; inscribed in block, lower right: “Sculp.”; inscribed in block, lower center: “Dessin de Paul Farinati”

Watermark: Unidentified circular design at center

Accession number: 1947.D1.140

Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1947

Bibliography: Portalis and Beraldi (II, 682), as “The Fall of Phaeton”; Le Blanc 23

Work Type: print

Related Works: After Paolo Farinati’s drawing in the Crozat Collection. See also Caylus and LeSueur’s print (DAC 1961.37.2), also made from an original in the Crozat collection.

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