Domestic Scene: Mother with Two Small Children before a Mantelpiece
France (Artist's nationality:)
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Black crayon, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid card
22.3 × 18.4 cm (8 13/16 × 7 1/4 in.)
Helen Regenstein Collection
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H. S. Giolkowski, “Old Master Drawings from the Jean Masson Collection,” International Studio, LXXVII (September 1923), p. 480 (ill.).
Harold Joachim, French Drawings and Sketchbooks of the 18th Century (Chicago, 1977), no. 1B1.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Helen Regenstein Collection of European Drawings,” 1974, pp. 74-75, cat. 36 (ill.), cat. by Harold Joachim.
Jean Masson (died 1933), Paris [Lugt Suppl. 1494a; Giolkowski 1923]; sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 7-8, 1923, lot 25, as “La Bonne Mere.” Sold, Nicolas Rauch, Geneva, June 13-15, 1960, lot 43. Sold by the Charles Slatkin Gallery, New York, to the Art Institute, 1960.
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