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Late 1750-s

canvas, oil

95 х 133 cm

Inv.: 1458

This work forms a pair with the picture Inv. No. 1458.

In the Brokar collection these works were attributed to the French artist Chardin; in the Pushkin Museum the work was first thought to be that of an unknown German master of the 18th-century. N.V.Lazarev attributed it to Traversi. Many of the genre paintings by this artist were conceived and created as paired works, as illustrated by these Moscow canvases.

Provenance: held in the collection of G.A.Brokar (Moscow) at the end of the 19th century; the property of his heirs in 1900; in the State Museums Foundation from 1918; in the Pushkin Museum since 1924.

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