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Portrait of a Clockmaker

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Lower left stamped in black ink -- mark of Alfred Beurdeley (1847-1919, Paris, Lugt 421)


Marquis dea Fourquevaux; Paris, Hôtel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 18-20 April 1876, lot 646; Cômte Jacques de la Béraudière; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16-17 April 1883, lot 251; sold again at his residence 12 Rue de Poitiers, Paris, 18-30 May 1885, lot 177; Féral; Alfred Beurdeley (1847-1919, Paris, Lugt 421); Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 13-15 March 1905, lot 220; Ducrey; David David-Weill (1871-1952, Paris); Jacques Helft and Co., New York; Forsyth Wickes (1876-1964, New York, Paris, Rhode Island) purchased 17 September 1945; his bequest to MFA, 1965.

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection



Sight: 23.2 x 14.9 cm (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 in.) Frame: 41.9 x 34.3 cm (16 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)

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Black chalk and watercolor heightened with gouache


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