9 July 2001
Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789)
Peasants and herdsmen below an Italian hill town; and Peasants by a rocky gorge below an Italian hill town
each signed 'Joseph Vernet. f'
black chalk, grey wash
330 x 490 mm. and 340 x 494 mm. (2)
Chevalier de Damery (L. 2862), his attribution and inscription on the mount.
Anon. sale, Avignon, 1906, acquired by
L. Deglatigny (L. 1768a), possibly his numbering '248' and '249' twice on the mounts.
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