Alexandre-François Desportes

English and French partridge, a covey of quail and an ornamental pheasant disturbed by a fox, on a riverbank



Alexandre-François Desportes - English and French partridge, a covey of quail and an ornamental pheasant disturbed by a fox, on a riverbank

Provenance

Professor Thomas Bodkin (1887-1961), Dublin, by 1925
his sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 November 1959, nr. 30, where acquired for £680 by the following
with Old Masters Galleries, London
anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 6 April 2006, nr. 74
with Arader Galleries, New York, where acquired by the present owner on 30 November 2006.
sale Christie's, London, 19 April 2018, nr. 58

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Alexandre-François Desportes Dog near a Rosebush
Dog near a Rosebush
1724

Alexandre-François Desportes Self-Portrait as a Hunter
Self-Portrait as a Hunter
1699

Alexandre-François Desportes Dog with Flowers and Dead Game
Dog with Flowers and Dead Game

Alexandre-François Desportes Pheasant and Quail Surprised by a Hunting Dog
Pheasant and Quail Surprised by a Hunting Dog
c. 1710-15

Alexandre-François Desportes
English and French partridge, a covey of quail and an ornamental pheasant disturbed by a fox, on a riverbank
1711
97.8 x 129.7 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, lower right: Desportes. / 1711.
Sale Christie's, London, 19 April 2018