Sheet’s measures cm 27 x 36

France around 1870

Paper sheet painted in distemper. Preparatory sketch for a fan, but this one has no title nor number but on the right in pencil the script Donzel e petit format appears. The rural scene presents a young woman sitting behind a tree, and she looks at two young men launching a dove. The sunny day can be seen by the shadow wrapping the girl’s trunk, leaving the skirt under the sun. 
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