Claude Gillot (Langres 1673-1722 Paris)
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Claude Gillot (Langres 1673-1722 Paris)

Les quatre âges de la vie: Seven figures in a garden, one digging with a spade

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Claude Gillot (Langres 1673-1722 Paris)
Les quatre âges de la vie: Seven figures in a garden, one digging with a spade
pen and brown ink
6 1/8 x 8 in. (155 x 200 mm.)
Provenance
M. Paignon Dijonval, by descent to
M. Morel de Vindé.
With Samuel Woodburn.
An 19th Century English collection: and album page inscribed '"Gillot" in the Dijonville Collection' on the backing and on the album page.
Literature
M. Bénard, Cabinet de M. Paignon Dijonval, état détaillé et raisonné des dessins et estampes dont il est composé, Paris, 1810, part of no. 3149.
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Lot Essay

This drawing is one of a set of seventeen entitled Scènes humoristiques engraved by the amateur artist and collector Comte de Caylus. Two other sheets from this series were offered in these Rooms, 30 March 1971, lot 25 and at Christie's New York, 28 January 1999, lot 117 and five are in the Louvre (J. Guiffrey and P. Marcel, Inventaire général des dessins de l'école française, Paris, 1911, nos. 4221-4).
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