5 July 2005
Alexis-Nicolas Pérignon (Nancy 1726 -1782 Paris)
Ranunculus, anemones and white hyacinth
black chalk, bodycolour, grey wash, on blue paper, on a French 18th Century mount
12½ x 8¾ in (316 x 224 mm.)
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Of the same type, technique and size as a signed drawing of flowers by Pérignon sold at Christie's, Paris, 21 March 2002, lot 291.
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