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Inscription

lower left in brown gouache: à mon ami Bourdelin / G Doré

Provenance

M. Bourdelin, Paris; Mme Joseph Michel, niece of the artist, Paris; by descent to her daughter, Mme. Jouaust; by descent to private collector, family of the artist; (sale, Sotheby's London, 19 November 2001, no. 137); (Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York); purchased 2006 by NGA.



Exhibition History
2008
Medieval to Modern: Recent Acquisitions of Drawings, Prints, and Illustrated Books, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2008, no. 122.
2012
Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac. Musée des impressionnismes Giverny and National Gallery of Art, Washington. Washington, 2012, 45, 159, no. 20 (color). (French title: De Delacroix à Signac: Dessins de la collection Dyke.)
Bibliography
1891
Jerrold, Blanchard. Life of Gustave Doré. London, 1891: 291-291, 408.
1931
Leblanc, Henri. Catalogue de l'oeuvre complet de Gustav Doré. Paris, 1931: 29, 503, 530, no. 177.