28 January 2009
This lot is offered without a reserve
Jean-Baptiste Pater Valenciennes 1695-1736 Paris
Elegant figures conversing by a riverbank
oil on canvas
21¼ x 17 1/8 in. 54 x 43.5 cm.
M. Collet, Chevalier de l'Ordre de Saint-Michel; Hôtel Lubert, rue de Cléry, Paris, 14-23 May 1787, lot 288, from where purchased by
Jean-Baptiste Pierre Le Brun (1748-1813), Paris.
Private Collection, Paris.
Anonymous sale; Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 24 March 1922, lot 43, from where purchased by
Lucien Kraemer, Paris.
Paul Bottenwieser, Berlin, by 1928.
Anonymous sale; Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 20 March 1956, lot 94.
with Rafael Valls, London.
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F. Ingersoll-Smouse, Pater, Paris, 1928, p. 80, no. 542, illustrated p. 189, fig. 159.
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