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
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
Pietro Bracci (known to have lived in Roma, 1817-1830) Collection of 30 plaster stamp with gems, cameos and intaglios by Nathaniel Marchant, Luigi Pichler, Giovanni Pichler e Giovanni Settari, with catalogue 1817 Inscriptions: Jane Craufurd Rome 1817