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    Sale 5433

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 411

    French or Russian School, circa 1820

    Encore un Pourceaugnac

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    French or Russian School, circa 1820
    Encore un Pourceaugnac
    with inscription 'Encore un Pourceaugnac Je suis un de ces pauvres provinciaux sur le compte du quel on cherche toujours à se divertir.'
    watercolour and bodycolour, on paper, laid down on board
    7 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. (200 x 263 mm.)


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    Illustrates a play by Eugène Scribe, Le nouveau Pourceaugnac, Paris, 1817. It was made into an opera by Catterino Cavos played in Saint Petersburg in 1819. The present drawing might have been made on that occasion as would suggest the Russian military costumes worn by the masculine figures.

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