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The mysterious basket
(Le Panier mystérieux)

oil on canvas
92.7 × 78.9 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Coles Myer Ltd, Fellow, Mr Henry Krongold CBE and Mrs Dinah Krongold, Founder Benefactors, and the Westpac Banking Corporation, Founder Benefactor, 1982
Gallery location
17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Exhibited Salon, Paris, 1748, no. 19 (as two of four paintings) exhibited Salon, Paris, 1750, no. 24 (again as two of four paintings) possibly collection of M. Perinet, Paris anonymous sale, Bonnefons, Paris, 29-30 November, 1844, no. 46 collection of Baron Dominique-Vivant Brunet-Denon (1779–1846) Brunet-Denon estate sale, 2-15 February 1846, no. 226 anonymous sale, 27 April 1846, no 13 anonymous sale 19 March 1853, no. 24 collection of Parisez, sold 25 January 1868, no. 20 collection of the Earl and Countess (Hannah Primrose, nee Rothschild) of Rosebery, Mentmore Towers, Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, recorded 1884 with Knoedler Gallery (dealer), New York, by 1956 purchased from Knoedler Gallery by Rosenberg & Stiebel (dealer), New York, 1956 purchased from Rosenberg & Stiebel by Durand-Matthiesen (dealer), Geneva, 1956 Ortiz-Patiño Collection by descent to Georges Ortiz-Patiño (1927–), Switzerland with David Carritt Pty. Ltd. (dealer), London, 1982 from which purchased through The Art Foundation for the NGV, 1982.