Paris circa 1763 - after 1789
AN ARCHITECTURAL FANTASY WITH THE TEMPLE OF VESTA
Pen and black and gray ink and watercolor over traces of black chalk, within a black ink drawn oval;
bears inscription on the mount, lower centre: J.H.A. PERNET
380 by 300 mm; 15 by 11¾ in. Oval
Window mounted. Overall in good condition. A few light brown stains in the upper section of the oval and a tiny dent or abrasion in the sheet in the clouds, upper left. Pen and ink and watercolour remain fresh and vibrant.
Sold in a gilded frame.
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