Enfants turcs à l'étude
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Unsigned but certified. The size given is for the complete sheet, the drawing by itself being 15x10.5cm. There is en etching by Henriquel-Dupont from a drawing by Decamps, published in the french review "l'artiste" in 1835, named "un école en Turquie", with the same characters (the British Museum owns also this etching before the letter): so this drawing could be a study for this etching. UPDATE (2014 Sept 1st): This piece has been sold in a sale Decamps in 1970, and later certified by other experts; nevertheless for Mr J. Ranc (who works on the catalogue Decamps) this drawing is not by A.G. Decamps and cannot be a study for the etching; Decamps (as Corot) was very popular in his time, and there were many fakes or copies or "in the manner of" (some of them being very good). Mr Ranc thinks that there are many fakes in the museums (as for Corot). IN any case, this interesting drawing has to be taken as least as "doubtful".
Owner/Location: Private collection
Dates: circa 1835
Dimensions: Height: 30 cm (11.81 in.), Width: 23.7 cm (9.33 in.)
Medium: Drawing - charcoal
Entered by: Member loujema on 19 January 2013.
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