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