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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 318

    Pancrace Bessa Paris 1772-1835 Ecouen

    A rosebush

    Price Realised  

    Pancrace Bessa Paris 1772-1835 Ecouen
    A rosebush
    oil on canvas
    18¼ x 22 in. 46.5 x 56 cm.


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    Provenance

    By descent in the family of the artist until the late 1980s.


    Literature

    L. B. Bruno, 'Pancrace Bessa and the Golden Age of French Botanical Illustration', Bulletin of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Illustration, vol. 20, no. 2, Fall 2008, p. 8, illustrated.