23 - 24 July 2003,
Price realised USD 1,314
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
French School, 18th Century
A fountain supported by two nymphs, another nymph reclining above
10 x 6½ in. (255 x 165 mm.)
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The same fountain is found in reverse in a drawing by Bouchardon in the Louvre. The present drawing, by an artist working in the circle of Fragonard and Robert, is possibly copied from a counterproof of the Louvre drawing.
Anon sale, Christie's, New York, 10 January 1996, lot 210.
J. Guiffrey and P. Marcel, Inventaire général des dessin du Musée du Louvre et du Musée de Versailles, Ecole Française, II, Bouchardon-Corneille, Paris, 1908, no. 810.
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