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Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1825 Paris)
Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1825 Paris)

The head of a sleeping child

Details
Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1825 Paris)
The head of a sleeping child
with inscription 'Greuze'
black, red and white chalk, stumping, on buff paper
10½ x 9 in. (26.7 x 22.8 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 January 1989, lot 136.

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Lot Essay

The 1989 catalogue noted that, in a letter to the previous owner dated 10 June 1988, Edgar Munhall described this as 'a fine drawing by Greuze, "aux trois crayons", a medium he used only occasionally but with great effect'.

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