Preparatory study by Charles de la Fosse for an interior decoration, estimate €5000-7000 at Aguttes.

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Among them will be this work by Charles de la Fosse (1636-1716) which has been identified as a preparatory study for the decoration of a gallery at the Château de Choisy.

The 19¾ x 14¾in (50 x 37.5cm) work, executed in black and red chalk with white highlights on blue paper and signed left and right, depicts an allegory of the peace treaty between Louis XIV, the Germans and the Dutch.

It has an estimate of €5000-7000.

De la Fosse was an important artist in terms of decorative schemes at the time, having participated in the decoration of the ceiling of the Salon d’Apollon at Versailles.