FRENCH SCHOOL of the first quarter of the... - Lot 149 - Osenat

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FRENCH SCHOOL of the first quarter of the... - Lot 149 - Osenat
FRENCH SCHOOL of the first quarter of the XIXth century. Henri IV at the siege of Honfleur (?) , Henri IV before Paris. Pair of panels, canvas covered. Without frame. Height : 36 cm Width : 50,5 cm Old restorations, cracks and lacks Several series representing battles of Henri IV are known, deriving most probably from a suite of ten scenes painted after 1601 for the Queen's or Diane's gallery at the Fontainebleau castle, whose decoration was realized by Ambroise Dubois and Jean de Hoey. Abbé Guilbert describes "Twenty-three paintings in oil on plaster, about seven feet high and sixteen wide, including their wooden border, and three smaller ones ... [which] represent in the middle ten, five on each side, the capture of Cities, Battles and Victories of Henry the Great, among others, those of Coutras, Arques, Ivry, Fontaine-Françoise, Honfleur, and the Surrender of Mantes and Vernon sur Seine." The castle of Vizille also had a gallery of battles painted by Flemish artists with nine paintings representing nine sieges or battles of Henri IV and ten others representing sieges or battles under the Constable of Lesdiguières. The gallery of the castle of Berny near Sceaux had thirty-three large paintings of battles on wood. Louis XIV still owned two series, one of which was small (40 x 49 cm). In 1985, Jacques Pérot listed twelve paintings representing battles or feats of Henri IV, most of them on panels of about 40 x 50 cm. Among these is another version of "Henri IV devant Paris" preserved in the museum of Pau (France or Flanders, first quarter of the 17th century, panel, 41 x 52 cm). From May to September 1590, Henri IV besieged the city until the army of the Duke of Parma, coming from Holland, forced him to lift the siege. Expert : Cabinet Turquin
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