London, South Kensington
5 December 2007
Claude-Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714-1789 Paris)
Two men pulling a rope; and Two men sawing a plank
with number '370' (1) and '326' (2)
black chalk, pen and brown ink
3½ x 4 7/8 in. (90 x 120 mm.) and 5 x 4 7/8 in. (125 x 127 mm.) (2)
P. Geismar (L. 2078b).
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 9 July 2001, lot 21.
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Perhaps studies for figures in many of Vernet's paintings of French sea ports. These drawings probably formed part of one of Claude-Joseph Vernet's numerous sketchbooks of which several remain intact in the Bibliothèque d'Art et d'Archéologie and the Louvre, Paris.
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