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Monday, July 06, 2009

A View of the Art World in France in the Nineteenth Century

Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (1803-1860)
The Experts 1837
Oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 25 1/8 inches (46.4 x 64.1 cm)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Signed, dated, and inscribed: (left) DE CAMPS.1837; (on sticker applied to landscape) 107; (bottom center, on book) Expertise[s] / 10%[?] / Nous soussign[és] / Estimateurs / Appréciateurs / Experts / . . . (Appraisal[s] / 10%[?] / We the undersigned / Assessors / Appraisers / Connoisseurs / . . . )

Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (1803-1860)
The Monkey Painter or Inside the Studio (2nd quarter of C19th, possibly 1833)
Oil on canvas H. 32, l. 40.5
Musée du Louvre département des Peintures, Paris