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Les Pétards (The Fireworks)

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Provenance

Varanchan de St. Geniès sold 1777;[Paignon-Dijonval (No. 3652)]; Morel de Vinde (No. 8903); Jacob de la Cottière (of the Society of Men of Letters); in 1913 M. Emile Templier (Hachette Library director);[David Weill (No. 1224); Wildenstein]; Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., New York; acquired December 1944

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund and Seth K. Sweetser Fund

1765–75

Dimensions

Sheet (sight): 26.3 x 38.1 cm (10 3/8 x 15 in.) Framed: 53.3 x 65.4 cm (21 x 25 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

44.815

Medium or Technique

Pen and brown wash over graphite pencil on cream paper, matted and framed in carved and gilded frame of the Louis XV period

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