Fine Art/painter ID


QUESTION: Several years ago I visited Phillie museum of art. There was a painting and I think it was called "sleeping child" and I think it was by a french artist, only few centuries back. The painting was: black background and with white brush strokes a face of a child/person lying on her hands folded.  I can't remember the artists name, and would like to find that painting. By any chance, with this info, could you recongize or know if it.

ANSWER: Dear Michael,

I did a search of their collection on the Philadelphia Museum of Art website and came up with a couple of possibilities based on your information. I'll put the links below. If neither one is it, try doing another search with "sleeping child" and see if you can locate it in their colliction. I hope this information is helpful.|10|11

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QUESTION: Thanks again!  the second link had the artist's name.
I search the web with it and after half an hour found the painting.
here is what I was looking for:

Congratulations on your great research! It is a beautiful image. I checked auction records and the original lithograph is fairly rare on the secondary art market. It has sold at auction for $300 to $2000 and these were sold at auctions in Europe. If looking for one for your collection; you might want to try searching using the original French name for the print,Le Sommeil, and the artist name Eugène Carrière.
Kind regards,

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