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Antoine-Félix Boisselier*(French, 1790-1857)

An Artist sitting in a Tree, sketching

with inscriptions 'Par Boisselier' twice on the mount; black chalk, brush and brown ink, brown wash on wove paper
5 7/8 x 4 1/8in.(150 x 107mm.)
Provenance
From an album assembled by Madame Jacques-Félix Duban (1797-1871) born Debret, to her nephew, Paul Duvivier de Streel, and thence by descent to the present owner.

Lot Essay

Antoine-Félix Boisselier came to Italy to join his brother who was a student of Bertin. He left Italy at his brother's death in 1811. He won the Prix de Rome for historical landscape in 1817. The Musée at Senlis has a large landscape drawing by the artist and an album from his Italian trip was offered at Christie's, Monaco, 30 June 1995, lot 120.

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