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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 365

    French School, circa 1800

    The deer park at the Château de Villesavin

    Price Realised  

    French School, circa 1800
    The deer park at the Château de Villesavin
    with inscription 'Vue de la loge des chevreuils dans le parc de Villesavin.'
    black chalk, pen and brown and grey ink, watercolour, heightened with gum arabic
    9 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (245 x 320 mm.)


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    The Château de Villesavin was built in the 1530's by Jean Le Breton, one of King François I's Finance ministers. It is a smaller replica of one of the largest châteaux in the Loire Valley, the Château de Villandry, also built by Le Breton and completed in 1536.

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    Please note that this lot is sold with no reserve.