24 January 2008
Jean-Michel Cels (The Hague 1819-1894 Brussels)
Fallen tree trunks on a forest floor; and A woodland clearing
inscribed 'Etude d'après nature JM Cels 1840 - environs de Bruxelles' (1) and 'Chateau de Neisse près Bruxelles JM Cels 7bre 1840' (2)
oil on paper, the top right corner made up (1)
7½ x 14 in. (190 x 350 mm.) and 9 3/8 x 7¼ in. (238 x 185 mm.) (2)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 16 April 1997, part of lot 311.
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One of a group of similar oil on paper studies of plants, landscapes and animals, of which nineteen studies of trees were sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 16 April 1997, lot 311.
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