ADRIEN DE MONTIGNY (FRENCH, C1570-1615) Comines Cartouche: Le Bourcq de Comines Watercolor and gouache on vellum

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ADRIEN DE MONTIGNY (FRENCH, C1570-1615) Comines Cartouche: Le Bourcq de Comines Watercolor and gouache on vellum 1596 - 1598 Vellum size: 20 1⁄2 x 15 1⁄4 in. Frame size: 26 x 21 in. 

Recto (left) Seen from one of the towers of the chateau of Comines, the town is arranged in orderly rows of trees and houses, bounded by the river Lys. This view, dated 1597 in the upper frame, differs considerably from the plan dated 1593. 

Verso (right) The lands at Comines and Bas-Warneton. In four compartments, each described by a title in a cartouche: (i) ‘Le Chensse de la Dessoubz’, (ii) ‘Terre et pretz apertenant a son Exce.’, (iii) ‘La Chensse du Temple’, and (iv) ‘Terres, Bois et pretz apertenant a son Exce’.