Lithograph on india laid paper, image 135 x 240mm. 5¼ x 9½". Sheet foxed.
Three comic actors performing on stage dressed as harlequins/clowns. With collector's blindstamp of Adolphe Moreau below dated 1851, and stamped with number 'II' upper left corner of sheet. Moreau's collection of 19th century French paintings compiled in the 1840s was augmented between 1898 and 1906 by Impressionist works bought by his grandson Etienne Moreau-Nélaton, the painter and art historian. The entire collection was given to the French state in 1906 and divided between the Musée du Louvre and Musée d'Orsay.
[Ref: 10416] £180.00