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    Sale 5433

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 217

    French School, c. 1600

    Portrait of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1433-1477), half-length, in prayer

    Price Realised  

    French School, c. 1600
    Portrait of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1433-1477), half-length, in prayer
    inscribed 'CHARLE DUC DE BOGNE FUT TUE DEVANT NANCY'
    oil on panel
    15½ x 10½ in. (39.3 x 26.7 cm.)


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    Christopher Wright of the Courtauld Institute suggested an attribution to a 15th-century Burgundian artist, and noted that a related version in which the figure wears a pink tunic was at one point with Agnew's, London (in a letter dated 22 March 1971).

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    Provenance

    Lord Northwick, Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, from whom purchased by
    Sir Thomas Phillips, Bt., of Middlehill (according to a label on the reverse).