9 - 10 February 2010
After Thomas Couture
Romans during the Decadence
oil on canvas
24 x 39¼ in. (61 x 99.7 cm.)
John Hemming Fry.
Bequeathed to the present owner by the above in 1946.
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The present lot is a copy in reduced size after the original from 1847 in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
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