(Paris(?) c.1770 - Paris c.1850)
A Pollarded Tree
Signed with the artist’s monogram M-M at the lower right.
593 x 445 mm. (23 3/8 x 17 1/2 in.)
A similarly large and dramatic study of a pollarded tree by Mandevare, formerly in the collection of Charles Ryskamp, was sold at auction in New York in 2011. Another stylistically comparable drawing of a tree, similarly signed and of identical dimensions to the present sheet, was sold at auction in London in 2011.