Auguste A. F. Constantin

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Auguste A. F. Constantin
1824-1905
Right Half of a Palace Stairhall
Watercolor, opaque watercolor, on paper.
9 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches (233 x 242 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1982.75:185:1
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Inscribed in watercolor, at lower left, "249 Augt. Constantin".

Provenance: 
Acquired in 1963 by Donald M. Oenslager, New York.
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This numbered drawing comes from a sketchbook with 600 numbered sheets. However, nothing is known of the artist's work in theatre. He studied with François Picot and Thomas Couture, and exhibited in the Salon from 1848-1863.
A profile of the staircase is pasted along the lower margin.

Associated names: 

Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975, former owner.

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