A Trompe L'Oeil with a Medallion of Henri IV, Engravings, a Quill, Sealing Wax and Playing Cards

Oil on canvas
Inscribed on the Engraving "P Sentout Invenit et Fecit..1779" and au verso
49.5 x 42 cms (19 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches)

Signed again on the reverse of the canvas: "Pre SENTOUT FECIT/1779".

The cartouche of Henri IV is very reminiscent of a similar trompe l'oeil of just the cartouche by Jean-Valette-Falgore de Penot (1710 - 1777) recently acquired by the Musée national de Chatêau de Pau.


Private Collection, France