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Attributed to François Boucher (1703-1770)
This lot is offered without reserve. caption for portrait scan: Portrait of Etienne-François, duke of Choiseul (1719-85) (oil on canvas) (b/w photo), Loo, Louis Michel van (1707-71) (after) Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tours, France, Giraudon The Bridgeman Art Library.
Attributed to François Boucher (1703-1770)

Les petits paysans

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Attributed to François Boucher (1703-1770)
Les petits paysans
Black, white and red chalk on blue paper
11½ x 8¼ in. (29.7 x 21.7 cm.)
Provenance
J.B. Glomy (L. 1085), with his blind stamp on the mount, lower right.
Veil-Picard collection.
Literature
M. Roland Michel, Le dessin français au XVIIIe siècle, Fribourg, 1987, p. 186, illus. 221.
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Post Lot Text
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Lot Essay

The composition of this lot is repeated in another drawing by a follower of Boucher sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 12 December 2003 (lot 434). The young boy in both drawings was also the subject of a 1756 etching by William Ryland entitled Paysan passant l'eau.

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