21 November 2012
Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (French, 1815-1891)
The card players
signed and dated 'JE Meissonier/1865' (lower left)
oil on panel
8¾ x 7 3/8 in. (22.2 x 18.7 cm.)
His widow, Cecilia Blumenthal (later Duchesse de Montmorency).
Count Cecil Pecci Blunt, thence by descent to the present owner.
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