10 September 2009
Joseph-Jean Bernard, called Bernard de Paris (Paris 1740-1809)
Portrait of a lady, in profile, in an elaborate cartouche
with inscription 'Rendu à main levée par Bernard Maître d'ecriture des Gentilshommes du feu Roy Stanislas et membre de L'Académie d'ecriture a Paris. 1781.'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and blue wash
20½ x 14¾ in. (52 x 37.4 cm.)
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