9 July 2002
Attributed to Marie-Gabrielle Capet (Lyon 1761-1818 Paris)
A young man wearing a blue coat, half-length, seated, reading a letter
the letter inscribed 'dans ... l'envoyer ... sentiment qu[e] trompeur ... cette amitié mille bai[sers] celle qui [vous] aime, ...'
28 3/8 x 23¼ in. (720 x 590 mm.)
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We are grateful to Neil Jeffares for suggesting the attribution to Capet. Mr Jeffares dates the pastel to before 1799.
Another drawing by Capet was sold in these Rooms, 1 July 1997, lot 179.
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