Artist Jean Alexander Allais, French, 1792-1850
  • The Fortune Teller
Date 1814
Medium pen and black ink over pencil with gray wash and white gouache on tan wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 19 × 14 5/8 inches (48.3 × 37.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR7
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamped, in purple ink, verso: J. PEOLI (Lugt supplement no. 2020)
Inscriptions Inscribed, on sheet, in pen and brown ink, lower left: Peintr par Mme Benoir
Inscribed, lower center: 1814
Inscribed, lower right: Dessiné par J.A. Allais
Inscribed, in graphite, center, verso: J Z y (?) D I R
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)