18 April 2000
Genoese School, late 18th Century
An oriental woman with a parrot
with inscription 'Mr Martin de Llano'
red, black and white chalk, watermark Strasburg bend over JH[ONIG] & Z[OONEN]
365 x 280 mm.
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class