The duet
black chalk, pen and black ink, brown wash
oval, 414 x 312 in. (11 x 8.5 cm)
Jean Masson (1856-1933), Amiens and Paris (L. 1494a).
Probably Edmond Fatio (1871-1959), Geneva; sale Nicolas Rauch, Geneva, 13-15 June 1960.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 20 April 1967, lot 152 (£52 to Mrs. Scharf).
with Schaeffer Galleries, New York.
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In its flowing style, the drawing can be compared to a pair of gallant scenes at the sale Christie’s, New York, 27 January 2016, lot 73 (L.-A. Prat, Le Dessin français au XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 2017, p. 462).
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