22 April 2004
Jules-Frederic Ballavoine (French, fl. 1880-1901)
Appollon et Daphné
signed 'J. Balavoine' (lower right)
oil on canvas
38¼ x 51½ in. (97.2 x 130.8 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 23 October 1990, lot 289.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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