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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 164

    Jean-Michel Cels (The Hague 1819-1894 Brussels)

    Fallen tree trunks on a forest floor; and A woodland clearing

    Price Realised  

    Jean-Michel Cels (The Hague 1819-1894 Brussels)
    Fallen tree trunks on a forest floor; and A woodland clearing
    inscribed 'Etude d'après nature JM Cels 1840 - environs de Bruxelles' (1) and 'Chateau de Neisse près Bruxelles JM Cels 7bre 1840' (2)
    oil on paper, the top right corner made up (1)
    7½ x 14 in. (190 x 350 mm.) and 9 3/8 x 7¼ in. (238 x 185 mm.) (2)


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    One of a group of similar oil on paper studies of plants, landscapes and animals, of which nineteen studies of trees were sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 16 April 1997, lot 311.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 16 April 1997, part of lot 311.