By 1947, Marcel Simon-Trichard, Gard, France; 1949, sold by Simon-Trichard to the MFA for $4200 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 13, 1949) NOTES:  According to Hanns Swarzenski, "Two Unknown Romanesque Frescoes," Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, vol. 48, no. 272 (June, 1950), p. 24: "Monsieur Simon-Trichard ... claims that they come from Audignicourt, where the municipality held a public sale in 1935 of the remains of their old church, destroyed during World War I." This has never been verified. In fact, recent research suggests these frescoes are 20th-century forgeries, perhaps executed by Simon-Trichard himself.
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