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Esprit Grandjean

Allegorical scene of Monarchs, including Louis XIII of France, celebrating the accession to the Duchy of Savoy of Charles Emmanuel II, Prince of Piedmont, in 1638

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Esprit Grandjean

Esprit Grandjean

Allegorical scene of Monarchs, including Louis XIII of France, celebrating the accession to the Duchy of Savoy of Charles Emmanuel II, Prince of Piedmont, in 1638

Allegorical scene of Monarchs, including Louis XIII of France, celebrating the accession to the Duchy of Savoy of Charles Emmanuel II, Prince of Piedmont, in 1638

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

32,760

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Esprit Grandjean

active 1642 - 1655

Allegorical scene of Monarchs, including Louis XIII of France, celebrating the accession to the Duchy of Savoy of Charles Emmanuel II, Prince of Piedmont, in 1638


Pen and gray ink and wash over traces of black chalk, indented for transfer;

bears old inscription and attribution in brown ink, verso: allegorie sur La minoritéde Louis XIII / ph. de champagne invt fecit

348 by 472 mm; 13 ¾ by 18 ⅝ in

Laid down on to a thin card backing. There is a small repair to the upper right corner and a small repaired loss to the upper left corner. There is light scattered foxing throughout and some toning and minor stains and surface dirt to the extremities. There is a T shaped old repaired tear to the coat of arms in the lower centre. There are some touches of white to the upper centre of the sheet, most probably not original and applied during a previous conservation. There is an old vertical crease line that runs down the centre of the sheet. The drawing is extensively indented for transfer throughout the composition. The combination of pen and wash remains in predominantly good condition throughout with the overall image strong. Sold in a modern frame.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

John, Lord Northwick (1770-1859),    
by inheritance at Northwick Park,
to Capt. E.G. Spencer-Churchill, 
sale, London, Sotheby's, 3 November 1920, lot 244 (as Philippe de Champaigne)
S. Fogelberg Rota and A. Hellerstedt, Shaping Heroic Virtue: Studies in the Art and Politics of Supereminence in Europe and Scandinavia, Leiden 2015, p. 85