23 May 2007
CHALLIE (Jean-Laurent Buffet, dit; 1880-1943)
signé 'challié' (en bas à droite)
huile sur toile
80.9 x 65 cm. (31 7/8 x 25 5/8 in.)
Peint vers 1920
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Puis par descendance au propriétaire actuel.
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