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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE JEAN MONTAGUE MASSENGALE

François Boucher
Paris 1703 - 1770
ORIENTAL FIGURES SEATED AT A TABLE
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE JEAN MONTAGUE MASSENGALE

François Boucher
Paris 1703 - 1770
ORIENTAL FIGURES SEATED AT A TABLE
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François Boucher
Paris 1703 - 1770
PARIS 1703 - 1770
ORIENTAL FIGURES SEATED AT A TABLE
black chalk;
bears attribution and numbering on the mount: F Boucher; 1057 
227 by 152mm
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Provenance

Purchased, New York, Christie's, 30 January 1998, lot 248

Catalogue Note

In a letter dated 19 November 1997, Alastair Laing confirmed the attribution to Boucher, noting that this drawing is part of a goup of 'apparently subjectless drawings of men of vaguely biblical/oriental appearance'.  On the basis of comparison with a drawing of Judith Haranguing the People, dated 1759, now in Darmstadt, Mr Laing dates the group to circa 1760.  A further two drawings from the series are in the Louvre (inv. no. 24772) and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (PI 48);  the latter drawing is of the same technique as this sheet.

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