12 April 2007
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Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña (French, 1808-1876)
The Forest of Fontainebleau
signed and dated 'N. Diaz. 66.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
19½ x 27¾ in. (49.6 x 70.5 cm.)
Painted in 1866
with Durand - Ruel, Paris.
De Landa Collection Sale, Sotheby's, New York, 7 November 1946, lot 86. Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 31 October 2000, lot 16.
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This work has been authenticated by Mrs. Rolande Miquel and will be included in the forthcoming Diaz catalogue raisonné.
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