Black chalk with smudging, scraping and erasing with traces of white chalk on cream laid paper
56.5 × 41.2 cm (22 1/4 × 16 1/4 in.)
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
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London, Dudley Gallery, “Exhibition of White and Black,” cat. 140.
Salon of 1872, cat. 1030.
Durand-Ruel, Paris [according to Fonteny 1991]. Henry Studdy Theobald (died 1934), London. Sold, Christie’s, London, April 12, 1910, Theobald sale, lot 174, as “Church Interior; Carol Singers; and Others,” to Brown and Phillips [annotated sale catalogue]. Sold, Sotheby’s, London, June 2, 1971, lot 24, to de la Fuente [sale catalogue price list]. Sold, Christie’s, New York, May 25, 1995, lot 248. Given by an anonymous donor to the Art Institute, 1997.
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