Jean-Baptiste Le Prince

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Jean-Baptiste Le Prince
1734-1781
Imaginary Landscape with Fishermen Pulling in Their Nets
1765
Pen and black ink, with gray wash, over preliminary indications in black chalk, on paper; pentimenti in trees in black chalk.
15 7/8 x 11 5/8 inches (403 x 294 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Christian H. Aall and Miss Elisabeth T. Ely.
1983.29
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Signed and dated at lower left, in pen and black ink, "J. B. Le Prince. 1765".
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Jean Masson (Lugt S. 1494a); his sale, Paris, Féral, 7-8 May 1983, lot 134 (as "Pêcheurs russes"), repr.; Comte du Parc, Château de Villebertin; Baskett and Day, London; Richard Day, Ltd., London.
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