• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 175

    Casper Netscher (?Heidelberg 1639-1684 The Hague)

    Portrait of a field marshal, three-quarter-length, in a cuirass, a marshal's baton on the table beside him, a battle beyond

    Price Realised  

    Casper Netscher (?Heidelberg 1639-1684 The Hague)
    Portrait of a field marshal, three-quarter-length, in a cuirass, a marshal's baton on the table beside him, a battle beyond
    signed and dated 'C·Netscher. F[t?]. 1670' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    18¾ x 15 3/8 in. (47.6 x 39.1 cm.)


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    The identity of the sitter has yet to be established. An old inscription on the reverse incorrectly identifies the sitter as Henri, duc d'Harcourt (1654-1718), Marshal of France in 1703, who would have been sixteen when this painting was executed.

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