19 March 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 23,750
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
Georges Michel (French, 1763-1843)
The approaching storm
oil on canvas
21 x 28½ in. (53.3 x 72.4 cm.)
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We are grateful to Mr Michel Schulman who has authenticated this work on the basis of a photograph.
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist.
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