Attributed to Hippolyte-Louis Durand

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Attributed to Hippolyte-Louis Durand
1809-1881
Section. (Theater at Moulins, Allier, France)
Pen and black ink, gray and some light blue wash, over traces of graphite, on paper; triple framing line in pen and black ink.
17 7/16 x 24 inches (441 x 600 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1990.28:3
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Inscribed variously in pen and black ink, at upper left, "VILLE DE MOULINS. / SALLE DE SPECTACLE"; at upper right, "COUPE / SUR LA LARGEUR / No 9"; stamped in blue ink at upper right, "Vu au Conseil / des Batiments Civils", and inscribed in pen and brown ink below this, "le 2 juin 1840"; inscribed at lower right, "La Folie nous suit dans tous les / temps de la vie".
Provenance: 
David Blissett, London; Donald M. Oenslager, New York.
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Watermark: J WHATMAN TURKEY MILL.
This drawing belongs to a group of three sheets (Acc. No. 1990.28:1 and Acc. No. 1990.28:2) which were probably entries for the competition to design the theater at Moulins that was completed in 1853, and is attributed to Durand.

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