21 October 1999
Louis Coulon (Belgian, 1820-1855)
The prick of the needle
signed and dated 'L. Coulon 1853' (lower left); signed, inscribed and with the artist's seal 'Je declare etre l'auteur de ce tableau (la picure d'aiguille) L. Coulon' on an old label attached to the reverse
oil on canvas
25.7/8 x 21.3/8 in. (66 x 54.5 cm.)
Painted in 1853
M. Fral, Paris; his sale, Paris, 22-24 April 1901 (FF 220).
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E. Bnzit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. III, Paris, 1976, p. 217.
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