Lyon 1728 - 1808
Country-folk in a wooded landscape
Black chalk and stump over pencil;
signed lower left: Jean Pillement / 1794
230 by 297 mm (drawing)
278 by 405 mm (mount)
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The medium remains well preserved. The sheet has some minor staining and there is a repaired foxmark in the sky. The work is not laid down. The work is sold unframed.
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Sale, London, Christie's, 18 April 1967, lot 79;
acquired by Walter Brandt (1902-1978);
by family descent until the present owner