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L'Entretien Galant

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Inscription

Lower left: G d. S.A. Lower left, below image (in Saint-Aubin's hand): Vieux débauché, mon converti / tu crois séduire cette belle; / mais depuis longtemps la donzelle / Sur l'honneur a pris son parti.

Provenance

Private collection, Paris; Paris, 20-21 May 1873, lot 123; Antoine François Marmontel, (1816-1898, Paris); Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 28-29 March 1898, lot 57; David David-Weill (1871-1952, Paris); Jacques Helft and Co., New York; Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964, New York, Paris, Rhode Island) purchased 23 March 1945; his bequest to MFA, 1965.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

1760

Dimensions

Sight: 20 x 13.1cm (7 7/8 x 5 3/16in.) Frame: 38.7 x 29.8 cm (15 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2604

Medium or Technique

Watercolor and gouache on paper

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Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors