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


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 century.

Pastel on paper attached to wooden board.

38 x 30 cm



Henry Burges


gange "rock of the fakir"

Henry Burges (Reigate?, about 1760 – England?, 1807)

View of the South-Western side of Chunar Fortress, upon the River Ganges, 1793

Pen, ink and watercolor on paper, 33 x 54.6 cm

The rock of the fakir (View of an isolated rock on the Ganges, to Jangira), 1793

Pen, ink and watercolor on paper, 33 x 54.6 cm