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Scene of the Plague (Drame de la Peste)

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Marks

Stamped in black ink at lower left both recto and verso -- mark of Pierre Olivier Dubaut (Lugt suppl. 2103b)

Provenance

Ch. Martine (or Martyne) (1876-1936, Paris, cf. Lugt suppl. 1800); possibly sold at auction, Paris, 24 May 1939; Pierre Olivier Dubaut (1886-1968, Paris, Lugt suppl. 2103b); Walter Goetz (E.V. Thaw and Company, New York); purchased by MFA, September 1968.

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

Tragic Scene (recto); Murder Scene (verso)

1808–12

Dimensions

Overall: 29.8 x 49 cm (11 3/4 x 19 5/16 in.) Framed: 53.3 x 71.1 x 5.1 cm (21 x 28 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

68.565a-b

Medium or Technique

Black chalk with white watercolor, and black wash on brown paper (recto); black chalk on brown paper (verso)

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