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A CIRCULAR PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME ENAMEL PLATE DEPICTING JOSEPH RECEIVING HIS BROTHERS
ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN COURT, CIRCA 1600
Depicting Joseph and a servant to the left of the scene gesturing to his brothers on the right, with a classical cityscape to the background, inscribed in gilt lettering along the upper edge '.GXLIII', with an outer border of grotesque beasts alternating with masks and cartouches; the reverse with three herm figures intertwined with strapwork signed with initials 'I.C.', and an outer border of stylised foliage; minor restorations
The present plate forms part of a series depicting scenes from the life of Joseph, of which seven other plates are to be found in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (Baratte, loc. cit.).
For a general discussion on attributions to Jean Court, see also the final paragraph of the note to lot 521.