5 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,000
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Jean-Philibert Lefebvre (active 1789)
The Battle of Arbela; and the Battle of the Hydaspes River
signed and dated 'jean philibert LEFBVRE delindeavit 1789 (1) and 'jean philibert LEFBVRE en 1790' (2) and both extensively inscribed with titles
black chalk, pen and grey ink, watercolour, heightened with gum arabic, partially indented for transfer
47 5/8 x 36¾ in. (447 x 934 mm.); and a red chalk drawing of Christ Preaching to the Disciples (3)
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After two pictures from Charles Le Brun's series of The History of Alexander in the Louvre, Paris (Charles Le Brun 1619-1690, exhib. cat., Versailles, 1963, pp. 89-95, nos. 31 and 32).
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