May 21, 2020 - Sale 2537

Sale 2537 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(La Roche-sur-Yon 1828-1886 Paris)
Study for a Figure of an Archer for the Comédie-Française.

Black chalk on thin cream wove paper mounted on heavy wove paper. 425x290 mm; 16 3/4x11 1/2 inches. Signed, titled and dedicated "à mon ami Albert Goupil" in chalk, lower left recto.

The dedicatee, Goupil (1840-1884) was the youngest son of the publisher Adolphe Goupil (1806-1893), who founded the eponymous firm centered around fine art photography and photographic reproductions. He was associated with the direction of Goupil & Cie, Paris, from 1872 to his early death in 1884.