17 December 1998
Pierre-Joseph Le Mettay (1726-1759)
A group of women by a well with a shepherd
pen and black and brown ink, brown and grey wash
188 x 238 mm.
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The attribution was kindly suggested by Alastair Laing, who pointed out that another version of this composition in red chalk is in the Albertina, Vienna (Inv. 12199). The Albertina drawing is wider and bears the remains of Le Mettay's signature.
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