5 December 2006
Victor-Jean Nicolle (Paris 1754-1826)
Tivoli (?); and A view of Paris from the Seine
inscribed 'Vue du pont qui joint Lisle St Louis à Lisle notre Dame Sur la Seine a Paris [crossed out] prise Vue du pont au ... a Paris' (2)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey and brown wash, in inscribed circles
4 x 3½ in. (99 x 88 mm.); and 3 3/8 x 2 7/8 in. (85 x 72 mm.) (2)
Purchased from Mendelssohn, 2 April 1919 (5s. each).
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Similar drawings of Paris by Nicolle, in inscribed circles and with the legend in the artist's hand, were in the collection of Madame la Baronne Félix Oppenheim (sold Paris, 21 November 1929, lot 146, illustrated on the cover).
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