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Jean-François Aittouarès and Dominique Bermann-Martin have confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the St. Louis Art Museum*
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*This lot may be tax exempt from the sales tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice at the back of the catalogue.