Louis Nicolas de Lespinasse
View of the Two Banks of the Seine, Paris
Pen and brown ink and watercolor, with white opaque watercolor, over graphite, on paper; fine ruled border in pen and black ink.
12 7/8 x 24 13/16 inches (326 x 630 mm)
Purchased on the Lois and Walter C. Baker Fund.
Possibly François Coty; his sale, Paris, 14 May 1947 (as "Bords de la Seine, Paris"); private collection, Paris; Richard Day, Ltd., London.
Watermark: coat of arms with letters D. and C.B[lauw?] (see Heawood 2968).
Coty, François, 1874-1934, former owner.