Cloud Study in the Late Afternoon

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Jean-Michel Cels
1819-1894
1840
Oil on paper.
8 1/8 x 13 1/4 inches (206 x 332 mm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2016.
2016.196
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Signed with monogram and dated (lower right): JMC 8 OCT 1840.
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Christie's, South Kensington, April 16, 1997, part of no. 310, to Brady; [W. M. Brady & Co., New York, 1997-98; sold to Ryskamp]; Charles Ryskamp, New York (1998--d. 2010; estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, January 25, 2011, no. 185, to Thaw); Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
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MET number: 2016.802.5

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