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Luis de Portilla; Portilla sale, Madrid, 16 Feb. 1880, lot 192; Warwick, Paris; Schidhoff, Paris; Baron von Schlumberger, Vienna; Tomás Harris, London, by 1938; Durlacher Bros., NY, by 1941; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Price, Los Angeles, by 1956; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA; R. M. Light, Boston; through whom purchased by MFA June 12, 1974

Credit Line

M. and M. Karolik Fund


Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier and Wilson 1679


Overall: 6 x 5.9cm (2 3/8 x 2 5/16in.) Framed: 18.5 x 18.5 x 2.5 cm (7 5/16 x 7 5/16 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Carbon black and watercolor on ivory


Prints and Drawings