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Reference number

Vol 5

Purpose

French School: Unidentified French 18th C artist, Volume entitled (on p.1) Recueil/de pensees, Plainsanteries/Bons-mots,/Vers, Epigrammes,/ Scenes,/Chansons, Cannevas et faceties/Presque tout est demoy, containing miscellaneous notes and extracts, dated 1758-1761. At the back, following the English title, Miscellaneous Sketches, probably added at a later date, several contemporary vignettes, caricatures and architectural sketches on pages numbered 1-45. Bound in leather, decorative spine insc: Bonmots and Drawings (195 x 150)

Medium and dimensions

Bound in leather, decorative spine insc: Bonmots and Drawings (195 x 150)

Hand

Unidentified 18th century French draughtsman

Notes

Please see sketchbook catalogue

Level

Drawing

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