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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guercino (1591 - 1666)
Young Man Seen in Half-Length Looking Over his Right Shoulder
Pen and brown ink
222 x 185 mm (8 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
Inscribed in pen and brown ink right corner: 2

Selected provenance :
Guercino's studio, Bologna; Bought circa 1745 by John Bouverie; Purchased in 1922 by Dan Fellow Platt (1873-1938); Private Collection, Great-Britain

Our drawing is most probably a first study for the young man seen from the back in the picture Damon and Pythias today in the Confederazione Nazionale dei Coltivatori Diretti, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Rome. The execution of our drawing can be situated at the beginning of the 1630s. Guercino's studies in pen and the ink executed at that time present identical stylistic characteristics as the texture "in fish filet".
Philibert-Benoît de La Rue (1718 - 1780)
A Study of a Horse's Head
Black chalk, stumping, white chalk
462 x 296 mm (18 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.)

The painter Philibert-Benoît de La Rue specialized in battles scenes and equestrian subjects. He worked in the studio of François Boucher for whom he drew animals, especially horses. He studied with Charles Parrocel. Drawn from life, the present study of a horse was probably executed in the Grande Écurie de Versailles where the artist was authorized to draw the horses in 1751 and 1753.
Eugène Delacroix (1798 - 1863)
Branches of Physalis and Daisies
262 x 402 mm (10 1/4 x 15 7/8 in.)

Provenance: Grasset collection; Pierre Dubaut, Paris; Private collection; Sale Audap-Godeau-Solanet, Hôtel Drouot Paris, 3rd April 1992, lot 80; Monsieur Y. collection

The present study of Branches and Daisies by Delacroix is part of a large group of drawings of floral and botanical subjects by the artist. These drawings were not made specifically in the preparation for paintings, but kept in a portfolio, and, as was probably the case here, given as gifts to friends and acquaintances.
Jean-François Millet (1814 - 1875)
A Grove of Trees, a Path, and a Field near Vichy
Pen and brown ink, framing lines in brown ink
218 x 356 mm (8 9/16 x 14 in.)
Inscribed by the artist in pen and brown ink lower right: Vichy

Provenance: Unidentified collector's mark; Jan Krugier, Switzerland
Reid Masselink (b. 1974)
Bear Den, Porcupine Mountains, Michigan
Oil on canvas
61 x 76 cm (24 x 30 in.)