FJK 100

Poussin Nicolas (French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome)

Dancing Bacchus Holding Two Torches

ca. 1630-1635
6 7/64 × 5 5/16 in. (155 × 135 mm)

Pen, brown ink and brown wash on paper

Inscription in pen and brown ink upper right: 93
Monogram in pen and brown ink on the reverse: G.F.M.


Unidentified collection (same monogram on another drawing by Poussin with a similar subject, cf. Rosenberg, Prat, 1994, no. 163)
G.T. Seiden Collection, London
Jan Krugier Collection (acquired from previous owner on December 7, 1983), JK 3806
Jan Krugier Foundation


BLUNT Anthony, “Newly discovered drawings by Poussin and his followers,” in Master Drawings, vol. 17, 1979, 2, pp. 139, 140, 146, no. 49, pl. 17b.

GOLDNER G.R., HENDRIX L., The J. Paul Getty Museum. European Drawings, 2 (Inventory), Malibu, 1992, mentioned under no. 71.

ROSENBERG Pierre, PRAT Louis-Antoine, Nicolas Poussin, Catalogue Raisonné des dessins, Milan: Leonardo Editore, 1994, vol. I, no. 164, ill. p. 317.

DÜCKERS Alexander, Linie, Licht und Schatten, Meisterzeichnungen und Skulpturen der Sammlung Jan und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, Berlin: G & H Verlag, 1999, Catalogue raisonné, p. 414, ill.


Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, The Timeless Eye. Master Drawings from the Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski Collection, 1999, p. 120, no. 53, color ill. p. 121.

Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Miradas sin Tiempo. Dibujos, Pinturas y Esculturas de la Coleccion Jan y Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2000, p. 138, no. 53, color ill. p. 139.

Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, La Passion du dessin. Collection Jan et Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2002, p. 122, no. 49, color ill. p. 123.


The subject is inscribed in a circle drawn in pen and brown ink, cut on the right. This drawing is to be related to the Votary of Bacchus, preserved at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (Rosenberg and Prat, 1994, no. 163).

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