Simon Denis

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Simon Denis
1755-1813
Three Studies: Landscape with Setting Sun and Distant Storm; Church on a Hill; View of a Valley
Black chalk on paper.
15 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches (395 x 504 mm)
Gift of Mr. Wheelock Whitney III.
1993.8:6
Inscription: 

Inscribed above first sketch, No. 1 Peupliers d'un beau verd. No. 2 Prairie differentes belles couleurs chaudes / eclairé du soleil couchant. Les montagnes dans la pluie / No. 3 en ombre beaucoup variés des couleurs vigoureuses et brillantes.

Provenance: 
Simon Denis (1755-1813); by descent through the artist's family; sale Sotheby's, Monaco, 18-19 June 1992, part of lot 180; Galerie Fischer Kiener, Paris; Wheelock Whitney, New York.
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Watermark: Horn with strap, inside shield surmounted by crown, over 4 and letters "LON". Hunting horn, posthorn, centered on chain line. Watermark.
Watermark: Countermark: Letters "PM". Each individual letter placed between chain lines. Countermark.

Associated names: 

Whitney, Wheelock, 1949-, former owner.

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