17th century Flemish School
Two dog studies
105 x 173 mm ( drawing ); 127 x 196 mm ( assembly ) – 4 1/8 x 6 13/16 in. ( drawing ); 5 x 7 11/16 in.
( Brush, ink, ink wash and red chalk wash on paper.
Stamp (L. 721) by Etienne Claude Desperet ) dit Auguste Desperet ( Lyon, 1804-1865, bottom right. Stamp (L. 153c) by Alfred Normand, on the back of themount.
Pencil annotation « Paul Devos » on the back of the mount.
In the catalog of the sale after death of Desperet from June 7 to 13, 1865, lot 297 mentioned a drawing representing Two dog studies by Franz Snyders (two pencils on paper of color ) which could correspond to our sheet.
Condition report: Good general condition