Giovanni BOLDINI (Ferrara 1842 - Paris 1931)

A Parisian Antique Shop Sold

Pencil.
Signed Boldini at the lower right.
101 x 133 mm. (4 x 5 1/4 in.)

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The present sheet belonged to the English collector H. S. Reitlinger (1882-1950) and later passed into the collection of the eminent scholar Julius S. Held (1905-2002). As Christopher White has noted, Held ‘was a keen collector of drawings who made a virtue of a limited pocket by selecting either unfashionable subjects by better known artists or examples by the more obscure.’ A large number of drawings from Held’s collection are today in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Provenance:
Henry Scipio Reitlinger, London (Lugt 2274a), his collector’s mark stamped on the verso
An unidentified collector’s mark m.j.r. / paris stamped on the verso
Professor and Mrs. Julius S. Held, Old Bennington, VT (his mark, not in Lugt, stamped on the verso).

Literature:
Olivier Gabet, Un marchand entre deux Empires: Élie Fabius et le monde de l’art, Paris, 2011, illustrated p.26.

Giovanni BOLDINI

A Parisian Antique Shop

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