9 December 2009
Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña (Bordeaux 1807-1876 Menton)
Trois Bohémiennes et trois enfants (Mme Diaz et Marie): A gypsy family
signed and dated 'N.Diaz.74.' (lower left)
oil on panel
31½ x 23 in. (80 x 58.5 cm.)
Painted in 1874.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 20 April 1926, lot 435.
with Clapp & Graham.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 28 February 1990, lot 21.
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P. & R. Miquel, Narcisse Diaz de la Peña: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Paris, 2006, p. 332, no. 2041 (illus.).
The two figures on the left of the composition depicts the artist's wife, and their daughter, Marie.
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