LUC OLIVIER MERSON | STUDY OF A SLEEPING CHILD
3,000 - 5,000 USD
Sold Without Reserve
Property from the Collection of Robert M. Edsel
LUC OLIVIER MERSON
1846 - 1920
STUDY OF A SLEEPING CHILD
signed O.M. and dated 1915 (lower right)
pastel on blue-gray paper
15 by 11⅝ in.
38.1 by 29.5 cm
Pastel on blue-gray paper. The sheet is hinged to the mat in two places near the upper corners. The colors and medium remain fresh. A watermark is visible at upper right. There is scattered minor rippling to the sheet from handling. The top edge has been raggedly hand cut. Artist pinholes in and near all four corners. There is discoloration in the lower left corner and at the lower center edge. Paper tape visible along all edges verso. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Acquired from the above in 2001