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Property from a Private Swiss Collection
From left to right in the catalogue:
The lady on horseback: Sotheby's London, 5 December 1995.
The drummer on horseback: Christie's London, 19 June 2001, lot 18.
The lady on horseback with the horse's ears backward: With Gallerie Koeller, Asiastiche Kunst, November 1995.