13 May 2008
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TWELVE PITH PAPER PAINTINGS OF BIRDS
Comprising a set of eight brightly and delicately painted with pheasants, water fowl and other exotic birds on grassy banks, and a set of four, depicting pairs of parrots, parakeets and other exotic birds perched on flowering branches
6 5/8 x 10½ in. (16.8 x 26.5 cm.), framed and glazed (12)
Marquis Louis de Turenne, then by descent.
Count de Toulouse-Lautrec.
These paintings were in the library of the Castle of Aynac, Périgord.
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