1 May 2000
Jules Dupré (French, 1811-1889)
Le vieux pont
signed 'Jules Dupré' (lower left)
oil on cradeled panel
13 x 16½ in. (33 x 41.9 cm.)
Jules Cronier, Paris; sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 11-12 March 1908, lot 32.
Herman Schaus, New York.
Knoedler Gallery, New York, 1921.
Marie Louise Paterson, New York; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 17-19 March 1938, lot. 10.
Acquired at the above sale and thence by descent to the present owner.
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M.-M. Abrun, Jules Dupré, catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1974, p. 143, no.324 (illustrated p.167).
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