The Expulsion of the Jesuits (Double sided drawing, preparatory drawings II and III for the etching)

mid-18th century
Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (French, 1724–1780)


Sheet: 18.1 x 21.27 cm (7 1/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

II (Recto)- graphite pencil, pen and ink III (Verso) - pen, brush and gray wash over graphite

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Preparatory Drawing II and III. II (verso of III) The scales are now small and in the right and left upper corners. Composition in the same direction as etching. III-The composition completed as in etching and reversed. Pen, brush and gray wash over pencil.


Sold London, Sotheby's, 17 February 1960, lot 37; Heinrich Eisemann (1890-1972, Frankfurt and London); from whom purchased by MFA, 7 June 1961.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund