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Two Peasant Boys with a Basket

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Provenance

1928, private collection, Paris; by 1928, sold from private collection to the Galerie Chereau, Paris; 1928, sold by the Galerie Chereau to anonymous collector [see note 1]; by 1938, sold from anonymous collector to the Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York; 1938, sold by Brandt Gallery to the MFA for $1000 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: December 8, 1938) NOTES: [1] Letter from Mortimer Brandt, Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York to W. G. Constable of the MFA (December 15, 1938): "I telegraphed the party from whom I purchased it. I received the following information....It was purchased in 1928 from the Galerie Chereau...and that gallery represented the painting as having come from the collection of a Russian living in Paris. No other information is available." [2] Accessioned as a work by Giambattista Piazzetta.

Credit Line

Charles Edward French Fund

Dimensions

59.7 x 44.8 cm (23 1/2 x 17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.1733

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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