6 February 2003
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985)
Personnage costumé (maquette for Le Mage)
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'J. D. 71' (lower right)
felt tip pen and paper collage on brown paper
17¾ x 10 5/8in. (45 x 27cm.)
Executed in May 1971
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J. Abeles, Roslyn.
Anon. sale, Cornette de Saint-Cyr Paris, 18 February 1990, lot 36.
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M. Loreau, Catalogue des Travaux de Jean Dubuffet, dessins (fasc. xxvi), 1969/1972, Lausanne 1975, no. 245 (illustrated, p. 92).
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