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Inscription

lower left in graphite: [16?] 2e (crossed out) 3e état 1e épreuve; lower right in graphite: ABesnard; by later hand, lower left in graphite: 178; by later hand, lower right in graphite: 19528

Provenance

artist's stamp (Lugt 67a); Vente Albert Besnard (stamped on verso, Lugt undescribed); Professor and Mrs. Daniel Bell, Cambridge; gift to NGA, 1993.

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.