26 June 2007
Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)
signed 'L. Lhermitte' (lower right)
pastel on paper
15¼ x 12¾ in. (38.8 x 32.5 cm.)
Painted circa 1924-1925.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 30 April 1982, lot 144.
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M. Le Pelley Fonteny, Léon Augustin Lhermitte, Catalogue Raisonné, Paris, 1991, p. 287, no. 735 (illustrated).
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Please note that the correct medium for this picture is pastel on paper laid down on canvas.
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