Jacques-François-Joseph Swebach-Desfontaines 1769-1823, was a painter at Sèvres who was granted the unusual privilege of being allowed to sign his work 'Swebach' or 'Sw'. A plaque with horses and a very similar landscape painted by Swebach was sold in these Rooms on 2nd March 1992, lot 147. For a pair of plates painted by Swebach with portraits of horses, see Anette Loesch, Die Napoleonische Schenkung 1809 Französisches Porzellan in Dresden (Dresden, 1992), p. 27. (Swebach also worked extensively on the plates from the Egyptian Service, following engravings of the drawings of Egypt by Vivant Denon).
A detail of this plaque is illustrated overleaf.