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Landscape with a Distant Town (recto); Study of Trees around a Pond (verso)

Artist:
Henri-Joseph Harpignies (French, Valenciennes 1819–1916 Saint-Privé)
Date:
ca. 1865
Medium:
watercolor over graphite on off-white heavy Bristol-board (recto); charcoal or black chalk (verso)
Dimensions:
9 5/8 x 15 1/16 in. (24.4 x 38.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.642
Not on view
According to a faint inscription on the reverse, this drawing was made in and around the small village of Montmorency, north of Paris. A number of painters favored the cool forests and valleys near the château de Montmorency in the 1850s and 1860s.
Signature: Signed in pen and ink (lower left): h'harpignies

Marking: Inscribed vertically on verso in charcoal (center top): Vallons des Haras/ Montmorency; (upper left): 4563/Lock
[Lock Galleries, New York]; Robert Lehman (acquired from Lock Galleries, 1960).
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