Description & Technical information

Throughout his career, Swebach-Desfontaines was particularly admired for his paintings, drawings and engravings of equestrian subjects. A painting of a similar subject, dated 1819, is in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, while a related drawing is in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Orléans.

Period:  18th/19th century
Medium: Pencil on laid paper
Dimensions: 13.9 x 14.3 cm (5¹/₂ x 5⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: An unknown (19th century?) French auction, as lot 263 (‘Swebach…Amazone et Cavalier. Dessin à la mine de plomb.’)
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s South Kensington, 21 April 1998, lot 319
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1999.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints