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Thomas Blanchet (1614 - 1689)

Lot 159: Thomas Blanchet (1614-1689)


July 6, 1999
London, United Kingdom

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Design for an altar black lead, pen and brown ink, watercolour heightened with gold, watermark kneeling angel in a cartouche, the upper edge arched 256 x 282 mm. NOTES Comparable to a drawing of a mural decoration in the Louvre, dated by Pierre Rosenberg to Blanchet's Roman period between 1649 and 1653, L. Galactros-de Boissier, Thomas Blanchet, Paris, 1991, D22. The Louvre sheet has also watercolor. The drawing could be intended for a trompe l'oeil decoration of a church.

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July 6, 1999, 12:00 AM EST

London, United Kingdom