15 December 1999
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
inscribed 'tout dans la demi teinte et l'ombre excepté les figures'
black chalk, pen and brown ink
147 x 203 mm.
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Martin Dieterle has kindly confirmed the attribution to Corot.
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