Plume et encre de Chine gardens, grey wash on vellum
23 x 38.5 cm (four corners cut in half moon)
Signed at the bottom right on the ship: "Pierre Puget Invenit"
Monogrammed at the bottom in the centre: "P.P"
Small tear at the top right, small spots and folds, epidermides
P. Auquier, Pierre Puget, naval decorator and marinist, Paris, 1907, n°56, repr. pl.XIX;
P. Rosenberg, exhibition catalogue "La Peinture en Provence au XVIIème siècle, Marseille, July - October 1978, p.186L.A. Prat et L. Lhinares, exhibition catalogue "La collection Chennevières, quatre siècles de dessins français", Musée du Louvre, Paris, from 8 March to 7 June 2007, p. 297, n°272 repr.
Probably old collection M. de Bourguignon de Fabregoules, Aix-en-Provence; passed with his entire collection to C.J.B. Giraud (1802-1882) around 1840, Aix-en-Provence and Paris; sold with his entire collection to Flury-Hérard, Paris, his stamp at the bottom right (L. 1015, n°159); possibly sale from 13 to 15 May 1861 in Drouot, Paris; old Chennevières collection, its stamp at the bottom left (L.2072), its sale in 1900, n°424 (auctioned for 445 francs in Ducrey); old private collection, Paris