1852 - 1931
signed J.L. Forain, dated 1887 and inscribed à mon ami Henri Lavedan (lower right)
pastel and crayon on paper
54 by 44cm., 21 1/4 by 17 1/4 in.
Executed in 1887.
To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Forain's work being compiled by Mme Jean Chagnaud-Forain and Mme Florence Valdes-Forain.
Prinzessin Desirée zu Windisch-Grätz, Vienna (sold: Sotheby's, New York, 3rd May 1973, lot 5)
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesman, Amsterdam (purchased at the above sale. Sold: Christie's, London, 9th April 2002, lot 32)
Richard Green Ltd., London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 2002