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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 372

    Claude-Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714-1789 Paris)

    Two men pulling a rope; and Two men sawing a plank

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    Claude-Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714-1789 Paris)
    Two men pulling a rope; and Two men sawing a plank
    with number '370' (1) and '326' (2)
    black chalk, pen and brown ink
    3½ x 4 7/8 in. (90 x 120 mm.) and 5 x 4 7/8 in. (125 x 127 mm.) (2)


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    Perhaps studies for figures in many of Vernet's paintings of French sea ports. These drawings probably formed part of one of Claude-Joseph Vernet's numerous sketchbooks of which several remain intact in the Bibliothèque d'Art et d'Archéologie and the Louvre, Paris.

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    Provenance

    P. Geismar (L. 2078b).
    Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 9 July 2001, lot 21.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is sold with no reserve.