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Head of a bacchante Gm-24252501

Head of a bacchante Gm-24252501

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Charles-Joseph Natoire (French, 1700–1777) Charles-Joseph Natoire, who was often praised for his sensual depiction of the female nude, skillfully evoked the qualities of flesh in the full lips, long neck, rounded shoulder, and smooth, rosy cheeks of this head study. Natoire used meticulous layers of chalk and pastel for his subject's complexion, and long, loose chalk strokes for her hair. He made this drawing as a study for the Entry of Marc Antony into Ephesus , the first of three designs he created for a tapestry series to be woven at the Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory. In the completed design, this figure dances in the foreground, holding a tambourine-like musical instrument in her outstretched arms. Her upward gaze is directed to Marc Antony, who stands behind her, high on his chariot. Natoire's designs failed to please the Marquis de Marigny, Louis XV's director-general of the Bâtiments du Roi , and only one tapestry from the series was ever produced.

Our Cards are all printed on 100% cotton tree-free archival paper. All Cards include a recycled kraft envelope in a protective sleeve individually hand wrapped for you. Each card is printed one at a time and hand bound here in Lugano, Switzerland. We ship all over the world via SwissPost. Please allow 5-9 business days for us to make them and 5-7 business days for transit. Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative, printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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