14 October 2009
Dominique-Louis Papety (Marseille 1815-1849)
Bacchus and Ariadne
signed and dated 'DOM. PAPETY. ROME 1845[?].'
pencil, black chalk, watercolor, bodycolor, heightened with white on light brown paper
15 x 12 in. (380 x 308 mm.)
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 16 February 1994, lot 234.
Bought from Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York.
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