Vue de la Porte Pinciana, a Rome View of Porta Pinciana in Rome Claude Thienon (1772 – 1846 Paris) pencil on paper, signed on the bottom left corner. 1815-20 ca.
Luigi Vassalli (Milano 1812- Roma 1887) Portrait of Zulfiqar Pasha (1815 – 1900) astride a horse Brown ink, pencil and watercolour on paper. Signed and dated “Vassalli, 1858” in pencil on lower left corner. 24.6 x 19 cm. Luigi Vassali (also Luigi Vassalli-bey) (January 8, 1812 – June 13, 1887) was an Italian Egyptologist … Continue reading
Luigi Vassalli (Milano 1812 – Roma 1887) The Parthenon; View and Plan of the Propylaia, dated 1842 Pencil on paper, signed and dated in Italian (‘Vassalli, 1 Novembre 1842, Acropoli di Atene, Partenone’; ‘Vassalli, 4 Novembre 1842, Propilei Tempio della Vittoria’). 21 x 31 cm and 19 x 31 cm Luigi Vassali (also … Continue reading
Carved and lacquered wooden horse for a Nativity Genoese art first quarter XVIII century 43 x 41 cm. The art of reproducing the nativity scene is linked to an ancient tradition in Italy. Three cities are particularly famous for their presepi: Bologna, Naples and Genoa. The Bolognese tradition dates back to the 13th century, … Continue reading
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, 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.
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
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 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