7 July 1998
JEAN-BAPTISTE OUDRY (1686-1755)
THE FRONT LEGS OF A REARING HORSE
WITH INSCRIPTION 'OUDRY'
BLACK AND WHITE CHALK ON LIGHT BROWN PAPER
212 X 274 MM.
DR. CARL VON LORCK.
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MAINZ, NO. 26, FIG. 1.
POSSIBLY RELATED TO THE HORSE ON THE LEFT OF THE DRAWING IN THE HERMITAGE, SAINT PETERSBURG, ILLUSTRATING A SCENE FROM SCARRON'S ROMAN COMIQUE, H. OPPERMAN, J.-B. OUDRY, EXHIB. CAT., PARIS, GALERIES NATIONALES DU GRAND PALAIS, 1983, FIG. 50H.
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