18th Century FRENCH SCHOOL

 

A Cavalier

Black chalk, with stumping.
470 x 358 mm. (18 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)
 
PREVIOUS PRICE: £5,000
SALE PRICE: £4,500

An attribution to François-Joseph (Francesco) Casanova (1727-1802) has been suggested. A similar subject appears in Casanova's painting of a Polish Cavalier, recently on the art market in Paris.
 

Provenance

Lady Witt, London (according to an inscription on the back of the old mount)
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 14 December 1992, lot 131
P. & D. Colnaghi, London, in 1995
Private collection, Middlesex
Thence by descent.

 

18th Century FRENCH SCHOOL

A Cavalier