11 December 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 4,000
Attributed to François-Joseph Bélanger (Paris 1744-1818)
Design for a war memorial with a phoenix, flanked by shields and fasces, statues of Hercules and Mars beside the door
black chalk, pen and black ink, watercolour, watermark elaborate shield with letters D and C, unframed
13½ x 23 1/8 in. (34.2 x 58.8 cm.)
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The pose and treatment of the phoenix in the present drawing is very similar to that of an eagle in a Design for an elaborate fireplace at the Château de Maisons, France, by Bélanger, sold at Christie's, New York, on 30 January 1998, lot 291.
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