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French School, c. 1600
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French School, c. 1600

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

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

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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