Lot 11
  • 11

French School, circa 1600

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • A male figure his hands bound
  • Red chalk;
    bears attribution in pencil, lower right: Andre del Sarte
  • 216 by 115 mm

Provenance

Collection Guichardot (according to an old inscription to the mount and verso),
his sale, Paris, 7-10 and 12-20 July 1875, possibly lot 341;
Emile Pierre Calando, Paris

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Peter Bower for confirming that the paper on which the present work is executed appears to originate from Northern France and can be dated circa 1600.

The stance of the figure portrayed, his hands positioned as if bound by rope, is consistent with depictions of Christ, either for an Ecce Homo or a Flagellation. Though an attribution has thus far not been forthcoming, the graphic style is reminiscent of Jean Boucher de Bourges (circa 1575 - circa 1633).

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