Bernard BOUTET DE MONVEL (Paris 1884 - Azores 1949)
An Inebriated, Elegantly Dressed Man Attempting to Fit a Key into a Door Lock Sold
Pencil on papier calque. Stamped with the artist’s posthumous studio stamp (not in Lugt) at the lower right.352 x 196 mm. (13 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.) [sheet]ENQUIRE
A photograph of a drawing of a closely related composition by Boutet de Monvel is in the files of the Witt Library at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
Among the contents of the artist’s studio in Paris at the time of his deathBy descent to the artist’s daughter, Sylvie Boutet de Monvel, Paris.