• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 351

    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

    Price Realised  

    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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