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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 386

    Francois-Auguste Moitte (Paris 1748-1790)

    Three seated girls wearing elaborate bonnets, seen from behind

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    Francois-Auguste Moitte (Paris 1748-1790)
    Three seated girls wearing elaborate bonnets, seen from behind
    With inscription 'F.A. Moitte 1748-1790'
    red chalk counterproof, pen and brown ink framing lines
    6 x 7¾ in. (15 x 19.8 cm.)


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    François-Auguste Moitte was the brother of the draftsman and sculptor Jean-Guillaume Moitte (see lots 112-134). Primarily an engraver, he is best known for his engravings after works by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805). The pen and brown ink framing lines around the edge of this drawing indicate that it was most likely preparatory for a print.

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