24 June 2004
Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931)
signed 'Forain' (lower right)
pastel on paper
25¾ x 21½ in. (65.4 x 54.6 cm.)
Executed circa 1890
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 17 March 1997, lot 6.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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Florence Valdès-Forain has confirmed the authenticity of this pastel, which will be included in the forthcoming Forain catalogue raisonné that she is currently preparing with Janine Chagnaud-Forain.
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