7 May 2009
Henri Lebasque (1865-1937)
Préfailles, la voile bleue
signed 'H Lebasque' (lower right)
watercolor over pencil on paper
19¾ x 27¾ in. (50.2 x 70.5 cm.)
Painted circa 1922
Private collection, England.
Anon. (acquired from the above); sale, Sotheby's, London, 28 June 2000, lot 169.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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