London, South Kensington
11 December 2009
Attributed to Jacques Courtois, il Borgognone (Saint-Hippolyte 1621-1676 Rome)
A mounted knight attacked by two Turkish soldiers
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white (partially oxidized), on faded blue paper, minor losses, unframed
10¾ x 14 7/8 in. (27.4 x 37.8 cm.)
J. Barnard (L. 1419), his mount, with his numbering and inscriptions on the verso (L. 1420), 'J:B, No: 921. 15 by 10¾' and with his attribution 'Jacopo Cortese, called Borgognone Born in 1621 Died at Rome in 1676 aged 55'.
Lord Bentinck (according to an old inscription on the verso of the mount).
Sir R.L. Mond (L. 2813a).
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T. Borenius and R. Wittkower, Catalogue of the collection of drawings by the Old Masters formed by Sir Robert Mond, London, 1938, no. 294, pl. LIII.
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