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The Crayfish and her Daughter

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Inscription

Lower right: "J B Oudry / 1733". On verso: 123.t.2[o or 0 is in superscript].

Provenance

Montenault Collection c. 1758; de Bure (by 1828) sale 1853, lot 344; Adolphe Thibaudeau; Solar sale, 1860, lot 627; Morgand (Paris bookseller c.1876); M. Roederer, Reims; Rosenbach (by 1925); private collection, NY c.1946; Mr. Claus Virch, Paris; purchased June 1979

Credit Line

Gift of Jessie H. Wilkinson—Jessie H. Wilkinson Fund

Study for the etching in La Fontaine's "Fables"

1733

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.2 x 19 cm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. ) Mount: 31 x 25.8 cm (12 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.290

Medium or Technique

Brush, gray wash and black ink, heightened with white on blue paper

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