Paris 1735 - 1784
Women gathered at a street market
Pen and brown ink and grey wash over black chalk, squared for transfer in black chalk, within pen and brown ink framing lines;
signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: Lépicie
210 by 179 mm (drawing)
390 by 344 mm (frame)
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Laid down. The sheet has experienced some water damage, this is evident where the brown ink has run in various places throughout the drawing. The sheet is relatively free from staining and the ink and wash remains fairly strong.
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Sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 July 2008, lot 147