Two violinists

Two violinists

Two violinists. Drawing and watercolour on paper. bottom left: Fructidor, aut 3, 1809. The date is written according to the French Republican calendar. 9,50 x 12,50 cm

Jean Loubeau ~ Moths and Butterflies

Jean Loubeau ~ Moths and Butterflies

Jean Loubeau, an entomologist artist active in France in the first half of the XIX century). Forty-six studies of moths and butterflies, assembled on different papers in original frame. Black and brown ink, brown and black watercolour, gum arabic. Signed on the lower left: “J Loubeau pinxit”. 54 x 39 cm.  

Portrait of  Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarin

Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarin

Most probably painted by Giovanna Fratellini  (Giovanna Marrmocchini Cortesi), 1666 – 1731. Portrait of  Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarin (6 June 1646, Rome – 9 November 1699, Chelsea) niece of Cardinal Mazarin. On the back, inscription of the identity of the portrayed person and the non pertinent name of an author (Lely). Florence, end of XVII … Continue reading

Pheasant from China

Pheasant from China

  Ornithological study “The hornd pheasant from China” written on bottom left “Drawing by E. Todd” written on bottom right Watercolour on paper 1760 – 1770 ca. England 43 x 29 cm.

Pair of whippets

Pair of whippets

  Pair of whippets Bronze on marble bases Northern Italy, probably Piedmont 1780 ca. Provenance: King John’s House Tollard Royal Collection of the late William Gronow Davis Height 32 cm, Length 28 cm

Jean Pierre Glorieux

Jean Pierre Glorieux

Jean Pierre Glorieux Alabaster allegorical reliefs of Love and Joy, 1770 – 1780 ca. Inscriptions: “LA JOIE D’APRES SAINTE ANNE, DANS UNE SAINTE FAMILLE” “L’AMOUR, D’APRES L’ANTIQUE DESIGNE L’AMOUR GREC.” 22,5 x 20 cm