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Inscription

lower right in graphite: -GM-; lower left in graphite: Opéra de Sapho; lower right in graphite: plumes / Casques ou ailes [crossed out] bleues / Baudrier / bâton de commandement / rouge saturne / Cuirasse & jambieres / en or manteau & / tunique blancs ornements / noir & or. / PITTACUS- / Tyran- / Costume de Guerre; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: WWA 63

Provenance

(Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 4 March 1932, lot 99); (purchased by Galerie Jean-Claude Gaubert, Paris); purchased by Ian Woodner, New York, 10 April 1973; by inheritance to his daughters, Andrea and Dian Woodner, New York, 1990.

Exhibition History
1973
Aspects du XIXe siècle français, Galerie du Fleuve, Paris, 1973, no.50.
1973
Sources du fantastique, Galerie Jean-Claude Gaubert, Paris, 1973.
1983
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu and tour, 1983-85, no. 65.
1986
Dibujos de los siglos XIV al XX: Colección Woodner, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1986-87, no. 107.
1986
Meisterzeichnungen aus Sechs Jahrhunderten: Die Sammlung Ian Woodner, Haus der Kunst, Munich and Vienna, 1986, no. 91.
1987
Master Drawings: The Woodner Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1987, no. 88.
1990
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 111.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996, no. 111.
2006
Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007.
Bibliography
1977
Mathieu, Pierre-Louis. Gustave Moreau, Complete Edition of the Finished Paintings, Watercolours & Drawings. Oxford, 1977: 348, no. 309.
1995
The Touch of the Artist: Master Drawings from the Woodner Collections. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1995-1996: no. 111.