Works from the Collection of Joe R. & Teresa L. Long
JEAN LOUIS FORAIN
1852 - 1931
Signed Forain (lower right)
Pastel and charcoal on paper
17¼ by 11⅜ in. (43.8 by 28.9 cm)
Framed: 27 by 21¼ in. (68.6 by 54 cm)
To be included in the forthcoming Jean-Louis Forain Catalogue raisonné being prepared by Mme Valdès-Forain.
This work is in very good condition. Executed on cream laid paper. The sheet has been adhered to a mat along the top edge of its verso. The medium is well preserved. There is staining to the upper, right and bottom edges, likely due to a previous adhesive. The sheet exhibits a very slight undulation. There is a flattened handling crease to the lower left corner and to the lower half of the left edge. There are minor scattered spots of staining.
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Galerie du Cadre, Paris
Galerie Matignon Saint-Honoré, Paris
Acquired from the above on October 9, 1980