5 December 2006
Étienne de Lavallée-Poussin (Rouen circa 1733-1793 Paris)
Musicians playing the double bass, flute and keyboard, and singing
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, fragmentary watermark lion
4¾ x 3½ in. (120 x 89 mm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, 18 July 1952, lot 288 (44 guineas to Colnaghi, as part of an album of 300 drawings by the artist).
Gift of P. & D. Colnaghi.
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