23 - 24 July 2003
French School, 18th Century
A fountain supported by two nymphs, another nymph reclining above
10 x 6½ in. (255 x 165 mm.)
Anon sale, Christie's, New York, 10 January 1996, lot 210.
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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.
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.
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