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Charles-Joseph Natoire (1700-1777)
Charles-Joseph Natoire (1700-1777)

Mucius Scaevola

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Charles-Joseph Natoire (1700-1777)
Mucius Scaevola
with inscriptions 'par Nat..' (recto), 'Pyrrhus et Porsenna' and '6' (verso)
black chalk, brush and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white on light brown paper in an inscribed oval, watermark encircled fleur-de-lys
12¼ x 9½ in. (312 x 234 mm.)

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Similar in handling to a drawing of 1735 in the University Library, Warsaw, of Sancho Panza on the Island of Barataria for one of the Don Quichotte tapestries, L. Duclaux, Charles Natoire, Paris, 1991, no. 14.
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