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[Between pp. 194-95] Studies of Five Heads

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Paris: Chez l'auteur et G. Desprez, 1775

Inscription

Black chalk upper left [by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin] "Voy le No. 331"; in plate, lower right: "1724"

Provenance

Saint-Aubin's estate; possibly sold to Baron de Saint-Julien or dispersed after the death of Augustin de Saint-Aubin; Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830; Lugt 2446); his sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 June 1830 ff., lot 89; purchased at Lawrence sale by Joseph Hogarth, Sr. (1801-1879); C. Richardson, Manchester, England, book dealer from whose catalogue 87, no. 242, acquired July 1921 for £2/10/- by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936); his bequest to MFA November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Sargent

1775

Place of Publication

Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Dacier 1042; Lugt, Répertoire des ventes 2453; Cohen-de Ricci 115.

Dimensions

Platemark: 10 x 18.7 cm (3 15/16 x 7 3/8 in.) Sheet: 21 x 13 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1713.447

Medium or Technique

Etching, bound in book

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