• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 317

    Attributed to Jacques Courtois, il Borgognone (Saint-Hippolyte 1621-1676 Rome)

    A mounted knight attacked by two Turkish soldiers

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    Estimate

    Attributed to Jacques Courtois, il Borgognone (Saint-Hippolyte 1621-1676 Rome)
    A mounted knight attacked by two Turkish soldiers
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white (partially oxidized), on faded blue paper, minor losses, unframed
    10¾ x 14 7/8 in. (27.4 x 37.8 cm.)


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    Provenance

    J. Barnard (L. 1419), his mount, with his numbering and inscriptions on the verso (L. 1420), 'J:B, No: 921. 15 by 10¾' and with his attribution 'Jacopo Cortese, called Borgognone Born in 1621 Died at Rome in 1676 aged 55'.
    Lord Bentinck (according to an old inscription on the verso of the mount).
    Sir R.L. Mond (L. 2813a).


    Literature

    T. Borenius and R. Wittkower, Catalogue of the collection of drawings by the Old Masters formed by Sir Robert Mond, London, 1938, no. 294, pl. LIII.