6 November 2008
Follower of François Boucher
Four heads of putti
black, red and white chalk, on blue paper
11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. (28.8 x 25.2 cm.)
Sold Laurin-Guilloux-Buffetaud et Taulleur, Paris, 27 November 1986, lot 21.
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Derived from Boucher's drawing of four cherubim now in the Pierpont Morgan Library (A. Laing, The Drawings of François Boucher, exhib. cat., The Frick Collection, New York, and elsewhere, 2003, p. 172, no. 64).
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