5 February 2004
Félicien Joseph Victor Rops (1833-1898)
Le chemin de la Cour d'Assises
signed with the initials 'FR' (lower right); stamped with Germain Seligman's collector's stamp
gouache, watercolour and pencil on card
9½ x 6¾ in. (24.1 x 17.2 cm.)
Octave Uzanne; his sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 2 March 1894, lot 379/8.RGustave Cahen; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 14 June 1929, lot 261.
Mr and Mrs Germain Seligman.
Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1979.
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London, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, Nineteenth Century French Drawings, June - July 1979, no. 76 (illustrated pl. 76).
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Monique Cuvelier-Ladot.
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