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Le départ du courier: P.455-1949

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Le départ du courier


Printmaker: Beauvarlet, Jacques-Firmin
Draughtsman: Boucher, François (After)




History note: Eugène de Wassermann, Brussels; bt. Hermann Metter, 1920s; sold (Sotheby’s) 20-21 April 1959, lot 70, from a ‘portfolio’ of 31 proof impressions; bt. ‘Warren’ for £680; 24 of which purchased by the Fitzwilliam for £300.

Legal notes

Bought from the Perceval Fund, October 1949

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1949)


Etched, proof state, before border

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Components of the work

Sheet Height 395 mm Width 282 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.455-1949
Primary reference Number: 185675
Lawrence/Dighton: 7 I/II
BN Inventaire (18thC): 115
Portalis/Béraldi: 7
Jean-Richard (Boucher): 298
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Created: Wednesday 12 October 2011 Updated: Tuesday 22 February 2022 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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