21 March 1997
Georges Sauvage (late 19th Century)
An Arab Guard smoking a Pipe
signed and dated 'Georges-Sauvage.1878' (lower right)
oil on canvas
18 x 13½ in. (45.7 x 34.2 cm.)
Veit; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 29 November 1947, lot 251.
Guzale la Fuente (acquired at the above sale).
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