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Lovers Profiting from the Drowsiness of the Grandmother

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Inscription

On mount recto lower right in graphite pencil: 6647

Provenance

Lucien Mellerio (1879-1943, Paris); Hélène Mellerio, Paris, his daughter; by descent; sold Paris, Etude Tajan, 6 July 2001, lot 126; W.M. Brady Co., New York; from whom purchased by MFA, March 2002.

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

about 1785

Dimensions

Overall: 32.6 x 51.2cm (12 13/16 x 20 3/16 in.) Framed: 60 x 75.9 cm (23 5/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2002.42

Medium or Technique

Pen with black and brown ink and brush with gray and brown wash, over graphite pencil on cream laid paper

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