Charles Abraham Chasselat

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Charles Abraham Chasselat
1782-1843
Drawing, probably for Chateaubriand's Atala
1812
Brown ink and brown wash, with white opaque watercolor, on paper.
13 1/8 x 17 5/8 inches (333 x 447 mm)
Gift of the Christian Humann Foundation.
1988.16:1

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Signed and dated in brown ink, at lower center, "C. Chasselat 1812".

Provenance: 
Christian Humann, New York.
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This sheet and its pendant (Acc. No. 1988.16:2) were probably meant to illustrate "Atala" by Chateaubriand. It is not known whether these drawings were engraved.

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Humann, Christian, 1929-1981, former owner.

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