Circle of Jacques Courtois (French/Italian, 1621-1675) oil on panel painting titled "Battle Scene" depicting a 17th century battle with cavalry and foot soldiers fighting before ruined castle fortifications. Unsigned. Includes a Galleria Sorno paper label with Italian handwritten text and a typed Cornet Arts Ind, Forest Hills, NY paper label en verso. Housed in a later modeled gilt wood frame with bead course running patterns. Sight – 9 3/4" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed – 14 1/2" H x 18 1/4" W. Circa 17th century. CONDITION: Craquelure, age cracks to board, yellowing/foxing to varnish. Board bowed toward center. Numerous areas of insect damage front and back of panel. Few areas of scattered minute paint flakes. Small spot of possible inpainting lower left quadrant.
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