Pancrace BESSA (Paris 1772 - Ecouen 1846)

Study of a Thistle Sold

Oil and gouache on two joined sheets of paper, with made up areas along the bottom edge.
587 x 444 mm. (23 1/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

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This is among a group of drawings and oil sketches by Pancrace Bessa only recently rediscovered in the possession of the artist’s heirs.

Provenance:
Among the contents of the artist’s studio, and by descent in the family of the artist at the Château de Castelnau in the Roussillon, until the 1990’s
Anonymous sale, Paris, Christie’s, 16 November 2008, lot 431.

Pancrace BESSA

Study of a Thistle

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