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Period: 18th Century and Earlier
Study of a Bull and Study of Two Heads with Laurel Crowns (recto and verso)
Located in New York, NY
Provenance: (Possibly) Wilhelm Suida; thence by descent to: Robert L. and Bertina Suida Manning, New York, until 1996 Private Collection, USA Traditionally attributed to the French...
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French School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Chalk

The Milkgirl, Rococo-Style, Unknown Artist, Pastel Drawing
Located in brussel, BE
Not only in the 17th century, but also in the 18th century, genre painting, where people are portrayed in their daily life, was successful. The theme of the milkmaid, which we all kn...
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Rococo 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pastel

Landscape with Trees and a Fisherman walking, a drawing by Jan Van Goyen
Located in PARIS, FR
No Dutch draughtsman ever captured the atmosphere of the rural countryside of Holland with the same atmospheric and engaging simplicity that Van Goyen achieved in drawings such as this. Indeed, his landscapes were seminal in the development of the genre. The present sketch conveys a striking sense of movement within the natural landscape, conveyed by the deftly applied strokes of chalk, from which the artist’s hand can be sensed. The composition is characteristic of his work, with the low horizon affording significance to the broad sky and the soaring birds within. This feeling of windswept motion powerfully evokes the expansive Dutch farmland with which he was evidently preoccupied. 1. Jan van Goyen...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk, Ink, Laid Paper

Pavilion with waterfall, an ink wash attributed to Hubert Robert (1733 - 1808)
By Hubert Robert
Located in PARIS, FR
This large wash drawing is a slightly enlarged version of a composition executed by Hubert Robert in 1761, at the end of his stay in Rome. This composition is a marvellous synthesis of the painter's art: the clatter of the waterfall, in a grandiose setting inspired by antiquity, is opposed to the intimacy of a genre scene, made up of a few peasant women performing some agricultural work. 1. The stay in Italy, an important founding stage in Hubert Robert's carrier Hubert Robert came from a privileged family of Lorraine origin, linked to the Choiseul-Stainville family, where his father was an intendant. The protection of this powerful aristocratic family enabled him to study classical art at the Collège de Navarre (between 1745 and 1751). After a first apprenticeship in the workshop of the sculptor Slodtz (1705 - 1764), he was invited by Etienne-François de Choiseul-Beaupré-Stainville (the future Duke of Choiseul, then Count of Stainville) to join him in Rome when the latter had just been appointed ambassador. Hubert Robert arrived in Rome on 4 November 1754, aged twenty-one, and remained there until 24 July 1765. Thanks to his patron, he obtained a place as a pensioneer at the Académie de France without having won the prestigious Prix de Rome. On his arrival in Rome, he frequented the studio of the painter Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691 - 1765), the inventor of the ruins painting, and also benefited from the proximity of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s studio (1720 - 1778). During his eleven-year stay in Rome, Hubert Robert studied the great Italian masters and drew many of the great archaeological sites, multiplying the sketches which he would use throughout his career, becoming one of the masters of the "ruin landscape". Back in Paris in 1765, he was very successful. He was accepted and admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture on the same day, July 26th 1766, which was very unusual. He was appointed draughtsman of the king's gardens in 1784, then guard of the Royal Museum from 1784 to 1792. Arrested in 1793 and detained in the prisons of Sainte Pélagie and Saint-Lazare, he was released in 1794 after the fall of Robespierre and undertook a second trip to Italy. In 1800, Hubert Robert was appointed curator of the new Central Museum and died at his home in Paris in 1808. 2. Description of the artwork This composition, formerly called "La Cascade du Belvédère Pamphile" , is undoubtedly inspired by the water theatres of the Frascati villas. Hubert Robert presents a hemicycle of columns with rustic bossages at the foot of which is a cascade of water falls into a basin. The hemicycle is flanked by two high walls, pierced by window wells topped with antique masks...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor

Rococo Portait, French Rococo, Marie Baudouin, Daughter of Francois Boucher
By François Boucher
Located in Greven, DE
Portrait of the daughter of Francois Boucher, Marie-Emilie Baudouin, holding a basket of flowers. Pastel on Parchment. The work is related to an oval portrait painting...
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Rococo 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pastel

Old Master Drawing, Self Portrait Artist, Figurative, 17th Century, German
Located in Greven, DE
1626 dated Red chalk drawing on paper, 28 x 20 cm on the reverse collector's stamp of H(einrich) Lempertz (unfortunately not traceable in the catalogue of his auctioned collection...
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Baroque 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Chalk

Old Master Drawing, 17th Century, Italian Art, Peace, Allegory, Love, Dove
Located in Greven, DE
Oak Leaf Peace Wreath with Dove and Serpent Around 1700 Black chalk on thin, brownish paper 39,8 x 52,7 cm Inscribed "N" in the centre left This drawing is probably by an Italian Ar...
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Baroque 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Chalk

Fenzoni, Painting AND preparatorial Drawing, John the Baptist, Italy Renaissance
By Ferrau Fenzoni
Located in Greven, DE
The painting and the preparatory drawing are offered together. Provenance Private collection, Germany, Trier, c. 1980- 2013 Saint John the Baptist Brown ink and wash over red chalk on oatmeal paper 31 x 20.5 cm Inscribed: „Ferrau Fenzonio da Faenza invt. esque … imp. da Fran. Villamena …“. bears the collector's mark of Henry Scipio Reitlinger (1882-1950; Lugt 2274a) on a tiny label glued to the verso On the reverse is a partial drawing of a Pieta, pricked for transfer. Provenance New York, Doyle, 14. October 2015, No. 6 The painting and the preparatory drawing resemble the composition of an engraving after Ferraù Fenzoni by Francesco Villamena. Drawing, engraving and painting are almost identical, except for minor differences. Even the measurements nearly correspond: painting (32 x 25,5 cm), drawing (30 x 20,5 cm), engraving (31,1 x 23,5 cm). Dr. Guiseppe Scavizzi confirmed the attribution of the present panting to Fenzoni and he dates it to c. 1590. The inscription on the drawing reads “Ferrau Fenzonio da Faenza invt. esque. . . imp. da Fran: Villamena . . .”. The engraving’s inscription also lists place and date “Ferra Fensionius inventor/F. Villamoena sculpsit Rome/Aspectu fruitur… antra puer/cum Privilegio… 1613”. Interestingly, the engraving is not mirrored as it is in most printing processes. Painting, drawing and engraving are not reversed but the same. It is remarkable to note that there are further paintings by Fenzoni which were engraved in the same order and not reverted. They also show strong parallels regarding the compositions and the measurements (see for example “Deposition of Christ” ). Ferraù Fenzoni was an Italian painter mainly active in Todi. He is also called Il Faenzone after his birthplace (Faenza). He apprenticed in Rome during the papacy of Gregory XIII and contributed to numerous fresco cycles under pope Sixtus V, such as the Loggia della Benedizioni in the Lateran Palace, the frescoes on the walls and vaults of the Scala Santa of the adjacent Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and the decoration in the Sistine library. His expressive canvases straddle the styles of Mannerism and Baroque. In 1594, he moved to Todi. A “Last Judgement” by him is housed in the cathedral of Todi. He returned to Faenza in 1599, where he decorated chapels in the cathedral from 1612 to 1616. In 1622, he completed a “Deposition”, now in the local Pinacoteca. In 1640, Fenzoni was named “cavaliere dello speron d’oro” by Cardinal Colonna and, on 25th April 1634, he was nominated vicar and “castellano of Granarolo”. Fenzoni‘s style is characterized by a mixture of the Mannerism of the Northern Netherlands and the Italian Baroque. Saint John the Baptist, Old Master, 17th Century, By Fenzoni, Religious Scene, Rome Art...
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Mannerist 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Oil, Canvas, Handmade Paper

Old Master Drawing, Baroque, Jacob de Wit, Allegory of Victory, Putti, Ships
By Jacob De Wit
Located in Greven, DE
Two putti with symbols of war and victory (cannons, cannonballs, armour, anchor, lion's head, laurel branch/ olive branch, flag, staff with helmet) in pediment triangle. Probably a d...
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Baroque 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Crayon

Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew - Drawing - 17th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew is a precious original drawing (black and red chalk, pen and China ink on laid paper, laid down on canvas) realized by...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Charcoal, Ink, Watercolor

Sacred Scene - Original Ink and Watercolor - 18th Century
Located in Roma, IT
Sacred Scene is an original watercolor, realized by an Anonymous artist of the XIX century. There is The state of preservation of the artwork is very good. Sheet dimension :32x31.5 ...
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18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor, Ink

Fine 1700's Italian Old Master Ink & Wash Drawing Roman Allegorical Insubria
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
'Insubria' Italian School, 18th century ink and wash drawing on paper, framed within a light oak wood frame (behind glass) image size: 10.5 x 7 inches overall framed: 17 x 13 inches ...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor, Ink, Archival Paper

Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  The Baptism of Carloman, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  The Baptism of Carloman Pen and back ink on paper 13.3 x 16 cm Inscribed in the lower border "Le Pape baptise Carloman, fils ainé de Charlemagne" ...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

Adieu! - Original Etching by Philibert-Louis Debucourt - 1797
Located in Roma, IT
Adieu! is an original watercolored etching realized in the first quarter of the 19th century by the French artist Philibert-Louis Debucourt (1755 – 1832). The artwork is the pla...
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Modern 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Etching, Watercolor

Theatre Scene, Opera, Old Master Drawing, Griselidis, Mallet, French Art
Located in Greven, DE
Unknown Artist, French School 18th Century, Circle of Mallet? Scene taken from the Decamerone. Old Master Drawing
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Romantic 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Cardboard

Oil Landscape titled "A View of Irvington on Hudson"
Located in Fredericksburg, VA
"A View of Irvington on Hudson," a watercolor by John Henry Hill, captures the picturesque beauty of Irvington, a charming village nestled along the Hudson River. Hill, celebrated fo...
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Hudson River School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Venus
Located in London, GB
Richard Westall, R.A. (1765-1836) Venus signed and dated ‘R. Westall 1794’ (lower right) pencil and watercolour, with white heightening image 11 ⅞ x 15 ¼ in. (30.2 x 38.7 cm.) frame ...
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Romantic 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

French School 18th Century, Portrait of a gentleman, oval drawing
Located in Paris, FR
French School end of the 18th Century Portrait of a gentleman pencil on paper and heightenings of white chalk 23 x 18.5 cm oval In good condition except a small lack of paper on th...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pencil

18th Century Pastel Portrait of a Gentleman
Located in Cotignac, FR
Late 18th Century pastel portrait on paper of a bearded gentleman. Presented under glass in a fine period gilded carved wood frame. A cha...
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Rococo 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Pastel

A View of the Bay of Naples, a drawing by Thomas Wijck (1616 ? - 1677)
By Thomas Wijck
Located in PARIS, FR
This large-scale study was executed in August 1639 by Thomas Wijck, an artist of the Dutch Golden Age during his stay in Naples, probably outdoors near th...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Felt Pen, Ink

Eighteenth Century French Botanical Illustration, La Rose Trémière
Located in Cotignac, FR
Late 18th Century botanical illustration of a rose by Henri-Joseph Redouté. The drawing is signed bottom left and is titled and annotated bottom right. Presented in a fine gold leaf ...
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18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Landscape with Figures in the English Countryside
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Landscape with Figures in the English Countryside Pen, ink and graphite with gray and brown washes on laid watermarked paper, c. 1740 Signed by the artist lower left of image: "Chate...
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Romantic 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

French school 18th Century, A mytholological scene with a couple, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
French school 18th Century, A mytholological scene with a couple, Pen and brown ink, brown ink wash on paper 11.5 x 11.5 cm, diameter of the main scene : 10,5 cm in a modern frame under glass : 33.5 x 33.5 cm This drawing by a particularly talented 18th-century artist - as yet unidentified - is notable for its mastery of pen and wash...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  A scene of ancient sacrifice, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  A Scene of ancient sacrifice Pen and brown ink, brown ink wash on paper 10 x 15 cm In good condition In a modern frame under glass 16.5 x 21.8 cm...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  Putti playing around a sculpture, drawing
Located in Paris, FR
Louis-Félix de La Rue (1730-1777)  A Mythological scene Pen and brown ink on paper 15.4 x 31 cm In good condition The ancient mount has has a small tear in the lower right, but it ...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

"Three Herons" - Hand Watercolor Engraving
Located in Soquel, CA
"Three Herons" - Hand Watercolor Engraving "Three Herons" from a collection of the Most Rare Birds Drawn and Engraved From Life, A Natural and Rational History of the Different Bird...
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French School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor, Engraving, Paper

"Collection Of The Most Rare Birds" - Hand Watercolor Engraving
Located in Soquel, CA
"Collection Of The Most Rare Birds" - Hand Colored Engraving Collection of the Most Rare Birds Drawn and Engraved From Life, A Natural and Rational Histor...
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French School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Engraving, Watercolor, Paper

The Infant Jupiter Nursing from the She-Goat Amaltheia (The Birth of Jupiter)
By Luigi Quaini
Located in Fairlawn, OH
The Infant Jupiter Nursing from the She-Goat Amaltheia (The Birth of Jupiter) Red chalk and wash on off-white paper, c. 1700 Unsigned Attribuuted to Quaini by Dwight Miller, the sch...
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Baroque 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

Antique Birds - 17th Century Hand Watercolor Engraving
Located in Soquel, CA
Antique Birds - 17th Century Hand Watercolored Etching Antique Birds, from a collection of the Most Rare Birds Drawn and Engraved From Life, A Natural and Rational History of the Di...
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French School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor, Engraving, Paper

John Miers late 18th Century Georgian English silhouette portrait
Located in Harkstead, GB
A very finely detailed silhouette in very good condition by one of the truly great silhouette artists of the Georgian period. John Miers (1758-1821) Portra...
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English School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Plaster, Watercolor

European Pastoral Scene on Vellum. Probably Eighteenth Century
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Unknown (European, probably Eighteenth Century) Shepherds and Peasants in a Landscape Ink, watercolor, and gouache on vellum; 12 5/8 x 19 3/8 inches Framed: 20 x 28 inches (approx.)
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, Vellum

Drawing PAU de SAINT-MARTIN pencil gouache sanguine Landscape mill river 18th
Located in PARIS, FR
Alexandre PAU from SAINT-MARTIN Mortagne-au-Perche, 1751 - 1820 Three pencils 30 x 46 cm (46 x 60 cm with frame) Signed lower right "P. Saint Martin" Collector's stamp lower right "I...
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18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Gouache, Handmade Paper, Carbon Pencil

Four Women, a drawing by Francesco Furini (after L. Ghiberti's bas-relief)
Located in PARIS, FR
We thank Carolina Trupiano Kowalczyk for her help in describing this drawing and for confirming the attribution to Francesco Furini; her presentation (in Italian) is available on req...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

Allegory of Chastity, a drawing attributed to G. Porta with great provenance
Located in PARIS, FR
This magnificent drawing from the Venetian Renaissance intrigues us in many ways. It depicts an allegorical composition whose meaning partly escapes us: a veiled figure seated on a stone bench (which we have identified as Chastity), seems to be turning away from a woman's bust beside her, below which are two rabbits, a traditional allegory of fertility, but also sometimes of lust. This drawing, executed on blue paper, undoubtedly belongs to the Venetian Renaissance. The inscriptions on the back of the old mounting board indicate the various attributions considered by its last owner, the British painter and art historian Sir Lawrence Gowing. We have retained the attribution to Giuseppe Porta proposed by art historian John Arthur Gere as the most relevant. We were incredibly fortunate to find a hexagonal frame of a very similar format for this drawing, the upper corners of which were formerly cut (irregularly). This 17th-century Dutch frame comes from an aristocratic collection in Lombardy, and creates a kind of fascinating chase around this Venetian drawing...
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18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

Study for a fresco
Located in PARIS, FR
Attributed to Francesco PENNI (1488 – 1528) Study for a fresco Pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white on prepared paper 14 x 12 cm On the mount, handwriting inscriptio...
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Renaissance 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

A dazzling Venetian Regatta Boat Study attributed to Alessandra Mauro
Located in PARIS, FR
This stunning Baroque study depicts a regatta boat, a type of vessel developed in eighteenth-century Venice for the regattas organized by the Serenissima during visits by royalty and princes. We propose to link this drawing to the work of Alessandro Mauro, an artist who specialized in this type of composition, as illustrated by a drawing from him at the Metropolitan Museum. 1. Description of the boat The greatest decorative fantasy reigns in this preparatory study, which blends mythological and exotic elements with references to ancient Egypt. Our drawing is probably an initial thought, destined to be refined and clarified later in pen and ink (as evidenced by the ink stain in the lower right). A quadriga of seahorses guided by Neptune stands at the stern of the boat, shown well above the waterline (perhaps to outline its empty volume). One of the seahorses is ridden by a newt, while Amphitrite lies at the feet of the sea god. The center of the boat is occupied by a vast baldachin resting on four atlantes and surmounted by a figure riding an animal (a dragon?). Three figures sit beneath the canopy, one of them on a griffin-shaped seat. This allusion to Egyptian antiquity echoes the winged sun (sometimes a symbol of the god Horus, as in the temple of Edfu in Egypt) that adorns the sides of the promontory on which this baldachin rests. Another flag-bearer figure crouches at the stern of the boat on a raised seat, on the reverse of which is a crowned mermaid whose arm, extended backwards, rests on a mascaron decorated with a radiant face (Helios?) and whose torso surmounts an elephant's head. The heads of the rowers and their oars are sketched all along the boat, whose sides are embellished with elongated naiads. 2. The Venetian regatta boats An exhibition held in 2013 at the Ca' Rezzonico (the Venetian eighteenth-century museum) paid tribute to these regatta boats through studies and prints depicting them. The regattas organized by the Serenissima in honor of visiting princes and sovereigns were among the most spectacular ceremonies in Venice. Some important artists of the 18th century contributed to the creation of these extravagant boats which were given exotic names such as bissona, malgarota or peota. The specialists in this field were Andrea Urbani and the brothers Alessandro and Romualdo Mauro. They were born into a family of theater decorators in Piedmont, but little is known about their detailed biography. Alessandro was the architect of the Dresden opera house and of the St. Samuel Theater in Venice (in collaboration with his brother Romualdo), but also worked as stagehand and set designer in Vienna, Rome and Turin. A drawing produced around 1737 from the Metropolitan Museum (7th photo in the gallery) bears witness to his activity as a regatta boat designer. This drawing is a much more elaborate version than the one presented here, having been entirely reworked in brown ink. However, a figure at the bow of the boat, executed solely in black chalk, still bears witness to a technique similar to that of our drawing. It is difficult to know whether the boat depicted in our drawing was a project for an actual boat or whether it remained in the planning stage, but the front of our boat (Neptune and the quadriga of seahorses ridden by a newt) bears several similarities to that of a parade boat depicted in the print published by Michele Marieschi entitled Regatta on the Grand Canal, between the Foscari and Balbi Palaces (last photo in the gallery). This print is dated 1741, which could confirm that our work dates from around 1740. The area between Neptune and the quadriga that precedes him on this strange paddle-boat appears to be partially submerged, confirming that the waterline of our boat was probably intended to be much lower than the one shown in our drawing. The Correr Museum’s collection holds one of the most important collection of engravings and drawings devoted to these specifically Venetian Baroque productions. These boats were intended to last the duration of a festival. Today, they are only documented by preparatory drawings or prints that testify to the sumptuousness of their decoration. This taste for regatta boats lasted throughout the Venetian eighteenth century, and the conception of regatta boats also attracted great masters such as Giambattista Tiepolo, Francesco Guardi or Giambattista Piranesi...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

Diana and her Nymphs bathing
Located in PARIS, FR
Attributed to LAURENT HUBERT (Active circa 1749 - 1780) Diana and her Nymphs bathing Red and black chalk on paper heightened with white 49,5 x 33,5 cm Provenance: Private collectio...
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French School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

Dutch Men o War Setting Sale In A Fresh Breeze
By Ludolf Bakhuisen
Located in Brecon, Powys
Ludolf Bakhuizen 1631 - 1708 Dutch Men oWar Setting Sale in a Fresh Breeze Provenance Christies 1998 Pen and Grey Ink and Grey Wash. Image 5 x 7.25"...
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Dutch School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

Study - Hon. Catherine Trevor, Viscountess Hampden with Verso Lady Anne Gower
Located in London, GB
PROVENANCE Private Collection, England Colonel Charles William Garnde Walker (1882 - 1974) Thence by descent to; Sir Michael Walker (1916 - 2001) Thence by descent We are grateful t...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pen, Laid Paper

Beheading scene in front of an enthroned king, probably a martyr scene
Located in PARIS, FR
Italian School Around 1700 Beheading scene in front of an enthroned king, probably a martyr scene Black pencil 21.5 x 28 cm 29.5 x 39 cm Provenance: Fryszman collection, sale on 01...
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Italian School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

Bust Of A Woman In Profile, Sanguine On Paper, Signed And Dated
Located in PARIS, FR
Nicolas-André COURTOIS Paris 1734-1806 Bust of a woman in profile 1791 Sanguine Signed and dated lower left on the original mount 43.5 x 37 cm framed 19 x 25 cm
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French School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk

A Pair of 18th cent Dutch Still Life Watercolors Flowers in a Glass Vase 1797
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Cornelis Johannes de Bruyn (c. 1763- c. 1828) A lovely pair of 18th century Dutch still life watercolors depicting assorted flowers in a glass vase. Watercolor on paper 13 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches (34.6 x 24.4 cm) each Framed: 23 x 18 1/2 inches each Signed: J.C.J. Bruyn 1797 G (Please request photos of the actual frame) Johannes de Bruyn made his debut as a flower and fruit still life painter in the 19th century in Utrecht. He was a student of the painter G.J. van Hulstyn. In our pair of flower still lifes, Cornelis Johannes de Bruyn has depicted two bouquets of colorful flowers set in a stone niche. They are delicate, highly detailed, realistic pieces painted in the vein of seventeenth century Old Master works. Each bouquet is arranged in a low glass bowl on a small marble pedestal...
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Dutch School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor, Paper

Folio from a Book of Hours, c.1475 Delft (Holland)
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Folio from a Book of Hours, c.1475 Delft (Holland) red, blue and black Ink on vellum, c. 1475 Unsigned as is usual Most probably created at the Church of St. Agnes, by the women of t...
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Medieval 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink

Dancing Couple (recto) Various sketches (verso)
By Hubert Robert
Located in PARIS, FR
Attributed to HUBERT ROBERT (Paris 1733 - 1808) Dancing couple (recto) Various sketches (verso) Red chalk and charcoal on the reverse numbered in pencil “4229” circa 1770 34 x 21 c...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Chalk

French school Drawing 18th Portrait Ténor SAINT AUBIN three chalks Paris Opéra
Located in PARIS, FR
French school of the 18th century Three pencils (pencil, red chalk, white chalk) on paper 27 x 18 cm (45 x 34 cm with frame) Inscription at bottom “Saint-Aubin de l’Académie de musique” Dated "1785" Augustin d'Herbez known as "Saint-Aubin" was a tenor and member of the Royal Academy of Music...
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Academic 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Carbon Pencil, Paper, Chalk

Portrait of woman
Located in PARIS, FR
French School of the 18th century Woman portrait Pastel on paper mounted on canvas Pastel: 46.5 x 63 cm (18.3 x 24.8 inches) Frame: 57 x 71 cm (22.4 x 28 inches) Very good condition ...
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Academic 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pastel

French School (18th Century) Dancing Putti.
Located in Sydney, NSW
French School (18th Century), Dancing Putti. This gouache on vellum scene of the dancing putti is derived from a drawing by Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis (Italian 1484 -1539) known a...
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Rococo 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Gouache, Vellum

Bolognese School (Circa 1600). Study of a child.
By Annibale Carracci
Located in Sydney, NSW
Bolognese School (Circa 1600), Study of a child. The Bolognese School or the School of Bologna flourished in the capital of Emilia Romagna, between the 16th and 17th centuries in Italy, rivalling both Florence and Rome as the centre of painting. Its most important representatives are the Carracci family, including Ludovico Carracci and his two cousins, the brothers Agostino and Annibale Carracci. Later, it included several other Baroque painters. Notably, this drawing holds a synergy with the putti figure in Annibale Carracci's Sleeping Venus...
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Baroque 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk, Laid Paper

Stage design of Mausoleum. Entourage Galli Bibbiena.
Located in Firenze, IT
The Galli Bibiena Dynasty and European Courts. The Galli Bibiena family, renowned Italian artists and scenographers, served the most distinguished European courts, including those ...
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Baroque 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Ink

Study of a Hound Dog. Circa 1782. Louis Auguste Brun (Swiss 1758-1815)
Located in Sydney, NSW
Louis Auguste Brun (Swiss 1758-1815), Study of a Hound Dog. Circa 1782. A skilled draughtsman and an outstanding painter of portraits, animals and landscapes, the Swiss artist Louis-...
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Academic 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk, Laid Paper

The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, a preparatory drawing by Alessandro Casolani
Located in PARIS, FR
This powerful pen and brown ink wash drawing is a study for an altarpiece depicting The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew. Signed and dated 1604, it was painted at the end of his life b...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Ink, Pen

Study of a Child. Circle of François Boucher (French 1703 - 1770)
By François Boucher
Located in Sydney, NSW
Circle of François Boucher (French 1703 - 1770), Study of a Child. This charming work is probably a study for a painting, it shows a child with a swathe of billowing fabric over her ...
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Rococo 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk, Laid Paper

In the manner of Herman van Swanevelt (1603-1655) An Italianate Landscape.
Located in Sydney, NSW
Dutch School, 17th Century. In the manner of Herman van Swanevelt (1603-1655). Title: An Italianate Landscape. This work closely relates to a group called the Italianate painters. Th...
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Baroque 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Gouache

Disegno figurativo inglese neoclassico del XIX secolo a tema storico
Located in Florence, IT
Questo piccolo disegno, che per gli evidenti stilemi neoclassici può essere datato fra la fine del XVIII e gli inizi del XIX secolo, rappresenta la fuga del re Giacomo II Stuart-ulti...
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Other Art Style 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Paper, Pencil

View of an Antique City, a wash landscape by Jan de Bisschop (1628 - 1671)
Located in PARIS, FR
The attribution to Jan de Bisschop has been confirmed by the RKD with the following comment: "We base this attribution on the dark washes, the subject represented and the monogram". ...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Pen, Ink

French School, 18th Century, Portrait Of A Man Seen From Three Quarters, chalk
Located in PARIS, FR
French School - 18th century Paris, Louis XV-Transition period Portrait of a man seen from three quarters Mid-18th century Sanguine 40 x 29 cm 59 x 50 cm framed Superb Transition pe...
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French School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk, Laid Paper

Judith and Salome, a pair of oil paintings on canvas by Francesco Conti
Located in PARIS, FR
This widely referenced pair of paintings is one of Francesco Conti’s most successful productions. Francesco Conti is one of the finest painters of 18th-century Florence. In the shimmering colors typical of his best work, he represents two opposite characters from the Bible: the virtuous Judith, whose courage saves her people by cutting off the head of the invader Holofernes, and the depraved Salome, who under the influence of her mother becomes responsible for the beheading of the prophet John the Baptist. The artist's talent lies in his ability to treat these two macabre subjects with a light touch, presenting us with two attractive women who seem to twirl with glee amidst the severed heads... 1. Francesco Conti, the “Florentine Tiepolo” Francesco Conti is a major painter of the Florentine school of the 18th century; he can even probably be considered, along with Giovanni Domenico Ferretti (1692-1768), as one of the two main painters of the second quarter of the Florentine 18th century. Born in Florence in 1682, Francesco Conti began his apprenticeship in the workshop of Simone Pignoni (1611 - 1698), a disciple of Francesco Furini; he was also influenced by the Venetian Sebastiano Ricci. A protégé of Marquis Riccardi, he accompanied him to Rome between 1699 and 1705, where he frequented Carlo Maratta's studio. He settled permanently in Florence in 1705. Painted exclusively on canvas, the majority of his work consists of religious subjects, altarpieces or private devotional works. It is likely that Conti himself was a devout churchgoer, as evidenced by his affiliation, in the third decade of the eighteenth century, to the Society of the Disciples of Saint-John-the-Baptist, and his entry, at the end of his life, into the fraternity of the Venerable Society of the Holy Trinity. In Florence, Conti worked for the Grand Duchy's major patrons, including the last Medici - in particular Giangastone and Annamaria Luisa, Electress Palatine - and confirmed his role as a reference painter under the Lorraine Regency, as master of the Public Drawing School, which was closely linked to the institute responsible for the manufacture of semi-precious stone mosaics, then located in the Uffizi complex. Matteo Marangoni, an art critic of the early 20th century, praised his "brushwork full of elegance and true spirit of the 18th century", pointing out that Conti was "probably one of the best colorists" of the Florentine school of his time. These two characteristics led the art historian Paolo dal Poggetto to nickname him the "Florentine Tiepolo". 2. Judith and Salome, two biblical characters opposing each other These two paintings form a pair presenting two biblical episodes, which have in common the depiction of a "heroine" carrying the severed head of a man. While the Salome episode might at first appear to be an echo of the Old Testament story of Judith, each character is the exact opposite of the other. Judith, whose story is told in the Book of Judith, is a beautiful young widow from Bethulia who, accompanied by her maid, went into the camp of the invading Assyrians and won the confidence of Holofernes, the general commanding the enemy army. Invited to a great feast on the fourth evening, she took advantage of Holofernes' drunkenness to cut off his head. “She went up to the bedpost near Holofernes’ head, and took down his sword that hung there. She came close to his bed, took hold of the hair of his head, and said, “Give me strength today, O Lord God of Israel!” Then she struck his neck twice with all her might, and cut off his head. Next she rolled his body off the bed and pulled down the canopy from the posts. Soon afterward she went out and gave Holofernes’ head to her maid, who placed it in her food bag...
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Old Masters 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Jacques Gamelin (1738-1803) Study After Raphaël, 1768, Black Stone White Chalk
Located in PARIS, FR
Jacques GAMELIN Carcassone 1738-1803 Study after the triton of the Triumph of Galatea by Raphaël 1768 Black stone and light white chalk on blue paper Signed and dated lower right 41...
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French School 18th Century and Earlier Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Chalk, Handmade Paper

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