Alexandre Bida

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Alexandre Bida
1813-1895
Henry VI
Black chalk, with white chalk, on blue paper; squared for transfer.
9 3/16 x 7 1/8 inches (233 x 180 mm)
Purchased on the Gordon N. Ray Fund.
1991.21:5
Inscription: 

Atelier stamp "Bida" at lower left.

Provenance: 
Bida sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 26-30 April 1895; Galerie Coligny, Paris, 1980; Spencer A. Samuel & Co., Ltd., New York.
Notes: 

One of five studies for an illustrated edition of the works of Shakespeare.

Associated names: 

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry VI.

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