89. [French school]

Circle of LOIR, Nicolas

Moses at the well.

17th c

Drawing, pen and black ink, brush and green and blue wash, 24,5 cm diameter, laid paper, unsigned (heavily damaged with multiple lacunes, prickpoint at centre, cut at left edge to fit into roundel, paper strips added to upper and right edge with continued drawing).

Stuck under passe-partout, glued on later paper support.

Two women sitting on the edge of a well, talking to a bearded young man. In the background, a camel is witness to the scene. Possibly Moses meeting with Miriam in the desert. Mod. attribution to Loir on passe-partout.

€ 150 / 200

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