Lacquered wooden box with prints by Remondini. Venice, 1720 ca. w 32 cm x d 27cm x h 14,5 cm. Founded in the mid-seventeenth century, the Remondini publishing firm produced prints and books on a massive scale for nearly two hundred years, marketing their paper commodities not only across Europe but also in the … 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
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
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