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Lot 53French School
Late 18th Century
Three Incroyables
Black ink and gray wash on paper
10 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches (26 x 41.5 cm)
Incroyables ("Unbelievables"), were French men of fashion, who, during the Government of the Directory (1795-99), mocked the restrained "Jacobin" manner of dress that had been introduced by the Revolution with exaggerated dandyism and outlandish hairstyles.

Sold for $1,063
Estimate $600-800

Hinged to the mount with paper tape along the upper margin. Round brown stain near the upper left corner. Some minor stainting and foxing; creases. Inscribed "Vernet (Carle)?" on the mount at lower right.

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