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base signed: Manufacture de Me le Duc d'Angoulême à Paris; clock signed: Courvoisier et Houriet; paraphrased Greek inscription on the book: Whoever does not welcome the art of the painter does an injustice to truth and wisdom

Provenance

(Kunsthandlung E. Heinemann K.G., Wiesbaden). possibly Major A.J. Boggs, Washington.[1] Robert Whittier [d. 1986] and Argentina Copello [d. 1984] Dudley, Bethesda, Maryland; gift 1993 from their children to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

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