François Etienne Villeret
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watercolor over graphite on wove paper
overall: 15 x 19.3 cm (5 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.)
Artists / Makers
François Etienne Villeret (artist) French, c. 1800 - 1866
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lower left in brown watercolor: Villeret.
David David-Weill [1871-1952], Neuilly-sur-Seine, probably after 1928; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift 1995 to NGA.
 Not included in Gabriel Henriot, Collection David-Weill, 3 vols. Paris, 1926-1928. During World War II the drawing was confiscated by the Nazi Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR, no. D-W 416) from the David-Weill collection in France, and recovered at Alt Aussee. The records of the Munich Central Collecting Point indicate that the drawing was restituted to France on 11 July 1946, with David-Weill as the presumed owner (Munich property card #1254/9; copy in NGA curatorial files). David-Weill was president of the Conseil artistique de la Réunion des Musées Nationaux. His claim for objects not recovered after the war is published in the Répertoire des biens spoliés en France durant la guerre 1939-1945, Groupe français du conseil de controle, 1947.