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    Sale 7746


    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 115

    Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

    A horse

    Price Realised  

    Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck
    A horse
    black and white chalks on faded blue paper
    15¾ x 11 5/8 in. (40 x 29.5 cm.)

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    The pose of the horse is almost identical to that in two equestrian portraits by Van Dyck: Portrait of Francisco de Moncada, Marques de Aytona, on Horseback (1634; Musée du Louvre) and the famous Portrait of Charles I on Horseback with M. de St Antoine (1633; The Royal Collection). The present drawing is close in style and medium to Van Dyck's Studies of a Horse (1633; The British Museum, London), which have been linked to the latter portrait (London, Tate Britain, Van Dyck & Britain, February-May 2009, no. 82).

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