23 January 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
Pierre Joseph Lion (Dinant 1729-1809)
Portrait of Miss Lucy and Miss Frances Carpenter
signed 'P.LION' (lower left)
oil on canvas
42¼ x 36¼ in. (107.3 x 92 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 18 November 1927, lot 103.
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A.J.J. Delen, 'Lion, Pierre Joseph' in Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, XXIII, Leipzig, 1929, p. 261.
London, Society of Artists, 1771.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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