16 - 17 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Pancrace Bessa (French, 1772-1846)
Pink and white matthiola, a pink dianthus, chrysanthemum, white jasmine, ranonculus and marigolds
oil on paper
17¼ x 22 in. (43.6 x 56 cm.)
By descent in the family of the artist until the late 1980s.
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