Artist attributed to Louis Chéron, French, 1660-1725
Title
  • Esther Before Ahasuerus
Date late 17th century
Medium pen and ink and watercolor on buff laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 22 1/16 × 32 1/16 inches (56 × 81.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 94.3SDR157
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in purple ink, lower left, verso: J. Peoli (Lugt 2020)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, center right: No 24
Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, on mount, lower center: N7 [crossed out with pencil]
Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, verso, upper left corner: Anonymous-- [underscored]
Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, verso, lower right: [indecipherable]
Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, verso, lower center: Hd. | No. 7
Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, verso, lower left corner: Lanfranco - 486 - [underscored]
Inscribed, in pen and light black or dark brown ink, on mount, verso, lower left corner: Venta Hubert B. 24 de Mayo 1876. | EMR.
1976, Hubert collection (Paris, France).
J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA);
May 8, 1894, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) no. 377 (as by Lanfranco);
1894, James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1894-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. New York, 1992, pp. 318-319, no. A67.