JEAN BALTHAZAR DE LA TRAVERSE
Active in Russia 1779 - 1790
Landscape, St. Petersburg, Russia
Pen and brown ink and wash over black chalk within a drawn decorative mount;
bears inscription in pen and brown ink, on the drawn mount: Vue des environs de Nevsky pres de Saint Petersbourg. par Balthazard de la Traverse en 1779 Février......
265 by 425 mm (drawing)
335 by 480 mm (frame)
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Window mounted. The sheet has suffered. The sheet is torn/damaged along the lower edge and right margin. There are a number of brown stains in the centre of the sheet. Surface dirt. Pen and ink and wash remain fairly strong despite condition issues.
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