22 January 2003
French School, circa 1700
Head of a bearded man
with inscription 'Le sueur'
black and white chalk on grey-brown paper, watermark AF
13¾ x 9¼ in. (347 x 235 mm.)
An unidentified collector's mark (L. 2859d).
Nicos Dhikeos, his mark (not in Lugt).
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