10 November 1999
Pieter Gerardus van Os (1776-1839)
A wooded Landscape with Peasants and Cattle by a Farm
signed and dated 'P Van Os f 1820'
pen and brown ink, watercolour, brown ink framing lines
271 x 351 mm.
Anon. sale; Chistie's, South Kensington, 19 April 1996, lot 223
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Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class