The Death of Bayard, ca. 1850 Folded fan,... - Lot 195 - Coutau-Bégarie

Lot 195
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The Death of Bayard, ca. 1850 Folded fan,... - Lot 195 - Coutau-Bégarie
The Death of Bayard, ca. 1850
Folded fan, the lithographed and gouache-painted paper sheet of a military encampment on the left. In the foreground a man lies dying in the arms of a lady. Around them, an assembly dressed in medieval fashion is watching the scene. The representation is close to the contemporary iconography illustrating the death of the knight "without fear and without reproach", incarnation of the perfect soldier.
Reverse side in wallpaper of a lake bordered of mounts in the setting sun.
White mother-of-pearl mount pierced.
H.t. 27,3 cm-H.f. 11 cm (restorations, wear)
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