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Inscription

across bottom in graphite: épreuve 1e etat retouchée au crayon imprimée par moi ABesnard; by later hand, center verso in graphite: 1449

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bell, Cambridge, MA; gift to NGA, 1992

Exhibition History
2009
The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; NGA; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, 2009 - 2010
Bibliography
1906
Delteil, Loys. Le peintre-graveur illustre. 31 vols. Paris: Published by the author, 1906-1926. Reprint. New York: Collectors Editions, Da Capo Press, 1969. Vol. 30 (Albert Besnard) is by Louis Godefroy.