5 July 2005
Jean-Baptiste Leprince (Metz 1734-1781 Saint-Denis)
A girl turned to the left, seen from behind
red chalk, on an 18th Century French mount
11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (288 x 214 mm.)
Probably acquired by John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset, K.G., P.C. (1745-1799), or by Sir Charles Whitworth, K.B., subsequently 1st Earl Whitworth, G.C.B., P.C. (1752-1825), and by descent in the Sackville family, subsequently the Sackville-West family, at Knole Park, Kent. See the provenance and note for lot 131.
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A copy of this drawing, converted to an oval, was sold in Paris, 4 July 1934, lot 119.
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