Elegant Figures Preparing to go Riding
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Jacques-François-Joseph SWEBACH-DESFONTAINES

Elegant Figures Preparing to go Riding

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art

Period 18th/19th century

Medium Pencil on laid paper

Dimension 13.9 x 14.3 cm (5¹/₂ x 5⁵/₈ inches)

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

Dimension: 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.

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