Small round painting of a battle - Jacques Courtois (1621 - 1676) - oil on board 11"
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Small round painting of a battle signed by Jacques Courtois (1621 - 1676) - oil on board.
Excerpt from Wikipedia:
Jacques Courtois or Giacomo Cortese, called il Borgognone or le Bourguignon(12 ?December 1621 - 14 November 1676) was a Franc-comtois-Italian painter, draughtsman and etcher. He was mainly active in Rome and Florence and became known as the leading battle painter of his age. He also created history paintings and portraits. He became a Jesuit later in life but continued to paint
Jacques Courtois is predominantly known for his battle scenes, although he also painted religious scenes as well as idyllic landscapes. In his religious commissions he showed his familiarity with the work of Pietro da Cortona with whom he and his brother had worked. He is also known for a few portraits including one of his patron Prince Mattias de' Medici and a self-portrait.
May have been re-touched, repaired and re-varnished over time. Approx. overall including frame 11" diameter Approx. overall including frame 28cm diameter