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Estate of the artist.
Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 18 December 2002, lot 17.
Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2002.
Antoine Salomon has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
Please note the title of this work is Femme endormie.
Please also note this work was drawn circa 1890.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION