1 - 3 October 2007
OLD MASTER & 19TH CENTURY DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JERROLD AND JACKIE ZIFF (LOTS 983-1062)
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Baron Dominique Vivant-Denon (Givry 1747-1825 Paris)
A young peasant girl standing in front of a tree; A young peasant boy standing with his arms folded
the first signed, dated and inscribed 'Denon del. en juin 1775'; and the second 'Denon del. en avril 1775'
the first black chalk, pen and black ink, grey, pink and yellow wash on paper fragmentary watermark 'PRO PATRIA'; the second black chalk, pen and black ink, grey, pink, yellow and blue wash, on paper, fragmentary watermark 'PRO PATRIA'
6¾ x 5 1/8 in. (171 x 130);
6 5/8 x 5 in. (168 x 127) (2)
M.V....(unidentified drawings collector), Montpellier (?).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 4 July 1989 (as part of a collection of drawings by Vivant-Denon assembled in the 19th Century by a member of his immediate entourage), lot 147, where acquired by the current owner.
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