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Period: 18th Century
A View of the Tower w/ the Bridge and Part of the City of London from the River
Located in Middletown, NY
A lively 18th century view of the Thames waterway with the Tower of London in the distance. London: Jacques Chereau, 1753. Engraving with hand co...
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English School 18th Century Art

Materials

Handmade Paper, Watercolor, Engraving

Départ Pour La Pêche (Maison de Campagne des Environs de Naples) /// Old Masters
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
Artist: Jean Daullé (French, 1703-1763) Title: "Départ Pour La Pêche (Maison de Campagne des Environs de Naples)" Circa: 1740 Medium: Original Engraving on watermarked laid paper Lim...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Laid Paper, Engraving

'Bird on Rock with Blue Flowers', By Unknown, Chinese Antique Scroll
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
This 59" x 20" Chinese Antique Scroll depicts a simple yet serene scene of a bird on a rock. The bird stands on the rock, which is much larger in size in comparison to the bird. The ...
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Qing 18th Century Art

Materials

Silk, Paper, Watercolor

The Inconvenience of Dress, British Caricature Art
Located in Grand Rapids, MI
George Townley Stubbs (British, 1756-1815) Published by: S W Fores The Inconvenience of Dress, 1786 Etching and Engraving with Hand Coloring Site Size: 9 1/4" x 7 1/4" Housed i...
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18th Century Art

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Engraving, Etching

View of the New Trinity House on Tower Hill
Located in Middletown, NY
London: Laurie & Whittle, 1799 Engraving on buff wove paper, 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (271 x 338 mm), uneven narrow to wide margins. Soft vertical fold at the center sheet (as issued)...
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English School 18th Century Art

Materials

Engraving, Handmade Paper

A farmstead in a landscape
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
George Morland (1763-1804) A farmstead in a landscape Oil on canvas Signed 'Morland' lower right Painting Size - 18 1/2 x 24 in Framed Size - 22 x 28 in George Morland was born in J...
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English School 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil

Portrait of a Lady with her Hair Adorned with Flowers, 18th Century French
Located in London, GB
Oil on canvas Image size: 21 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches (55 x 45 cm) Original gilt frame In this portrait this young woman is depicted facing forward with her head slightly raised and turned left towards the viewer. She is dressed in a blue satin dress. The low-cut drapery, exposing her décolletage, was not unusual for the time as 18th century women would often wear their dresses off-the-shoulder or fitted with a very open neckline. Her perfectly oval face is enlivened by wide brown eyes, full cheeks and a mouth that sketches a half smile. Her cheeks rose with blush, which was a popular cosmetic style during the Rococo period and contrasts with her ivory skin and powdered hair. Her tied hair is studded with many flowers and the ribbon around the woman's throat accentuates her bare neck. Alexander Roslin Alexander Roslin was one of the most important portrait painters of Europe in the 18th century. He was born in Malmö in Sweden but soon moved into Europe to paint at various royal courts. From 1750 on he worked mainly in Paris. Here he was destined to achieve great success. He had collected letters of recommendation on his journey through Europe, including that of the Duchess of Parma, the sister-in-law of Louis XV. Soon he was admitted to the court and the Royal Academy in Paris and when he married in 1759 he was the most wanted artist in Paris for portraits. He was married to the miniature painter Marie Suzanne Giroust. Although he painted mainly French nobility...
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French School 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique Italian painter - 18th century landscape painting figures- Oil on canvas
Located in Varmo, IT
Italian painter (18th century) - Landscape with shepherds at rest. 44 x 61 cm. Antique oil painting on canvas, without frame. Condition report: Lined canvas. Good condition of the...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

A Mythological Scene, Early 1700s, Oil on Canvas
Located in Stockholm, SE
This exquisite painting, attributed to the circle of Charles Antoine Coypel, presents a mythological scene. Though the artist remains unknown, the work clearly echoes the style of th...
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French School 18th Century Art

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Canvas, Oil

Follower of Antonio Canova - Pair of 19-20th century neoclassical sculptures
Located in Varmo, IT
Pair of sculptures in glazed scagliola - Dancers (from Canova). Italy, 19th-20th century. h 81 x 30 x 30 cm. Entirely in glazed terracotta. The sculptures take inspiration from th...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Terracotta

Baroque style painter (Italian school) - 18th-19th century figure painting
Located in Varmo, IT
Neapolitan painter (18th-19th century) - Penitent Magdalene with two cherubs. 100 x 80 cm without frame, 129.5 x 109.5 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in a carved wo...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Italian landscape with Monte Socrate (after Jan Both)
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
Richard Bankes Harraden (1778-1862) Italian landscape with Monte Socrate (after Jan Both) Signed and dated 1823 on the reverse Oil on canvas Canvas size ...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil

A German Pointer with hunting Equipment
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
German School (18th century) A German Pointer with hunting Equipment Oil on canvas Canvas Size 42 x 35 in Framed Size 48 x 41 in
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil

Architectural whimsy with Roman ruins, column and ancient arches.
Located in Firenze, IT
Architectural whimsy with Roman ruins, column and ancient arches. Year 1718. Oil on Canvas. Original canvas. Roman school of the early 18th century. The painting is part of the seri...
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Italian School 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Follower of Pietro da Cortona- 18th-19th century painting - Venus Aeneas - Italy
Located in Varmo, IT
Follower of Pietro da Cortona (18th-19th century) - Venus appears to Aeneas as a huntress. 50 x 60 cm without frame, 80.5 x 90 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in a c...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Baroque Italian painter - 18th century painting - Landscape figures
Located in Varmo, IT
Italian painter (18th century) - River landscape with characters. 58 x 79 cm without frame, 72 x 94 cm with frame. Oil on canvas applied on board, in a lacquered wooden frame. Con...
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Baroque 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Baroque Dutch painter - Late 18th century figure painting - Inn Interior - Oil o
Located in Varmo, IT
Dutch painter (18th-19th century) - The spanking. 60 x 99 cm without frame, 67 x 106 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on wood, without frame. Condition report: Wooden support s...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Follower Nicolas Lancret (French) - 18th century figure painting - Gallant scene
Located in Varmo, IT
Follower of Nicolas Lancret (Paris 1690 - Paris 1743) - Gallant scene in a landscape. 63.5 x 76 cm without frame, 91 x 102.5 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in carve...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Carnival painter (Italian school)- 18th century figure painting - Street show
Located in Varmo, IT
Italian painter (18th century) - Street theatre. 74.5 x 62.5 cm without frame, 86 x 73.5 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in a gilded wooden frame. Condition report:...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Rococò French painter - 18th century figure painting - Joseph brothers Interior
Located in Varmo, IT
German painter (18th century) - The cauldron. 84 x 105cm. Antique oil painting on canvas, without frame. Condition report: Lined canvas. Good state of conservation of the pictoria...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Rococò French painter - 18th century figure painting - Joseph Interior prisons
Located in Varmo, IT
French painter (18th century) - The prison. 84 x 105cm. Antique oil painting on canvas, without frame. Condition report: Lined canvas. Good state of conservation of the pictorial ...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Baroque Italian painter - Set of four 18th century figure paintings - Evangelist
Located in Varmo, IT
Italian painter (early 18th century) - Four Evangelists. 25.5 x 19 cm without frame, 29 x 22.5 cm with frame. Ancient oil painting on panel. in wooden frames. Condition report: In...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil, Panel

Rococò master (Italian school) - 18th century figure painting - Samson Delilah
Located in Varmo, IT
French master (18th century) - Samson and Delilah. 81 x 119 cm without frame, 99 x 137 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in antique carved wooden frame. Condition rep...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Romantic British painter - Early 19th century landscape painting - Moonlight
Located in Varmo, IT
English painter (early 19th century) - Boats in the moonlight on the Thames. 30.5 x 41.5 cm without frame, 49 x 59 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in carved and gild...
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Romantic 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Antique Italian painter - 18th century figure painting - Saint crucifix
Located in Varmo, IT
Italian painter (18th century) - Saint with crucifix. 65 x 50 cm without frame, 78 x 64 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in a gilded wooden frame. Condition report: ...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Rococò Venetian painter - 18th century figure painting - Turkish orientalist
Located in Varmo, IT
Venetian painter (18th century) - Turcherie with parrot and player. 43.5 x 63.5 cm without frame, 50 x 70 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on can...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Le Chapeau Épinglé (2e planche).
Located in Los Angeles, CA
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR Le Chapeau Épinglé (2e planche). Color lithograph, 1898. 600x488 mm; 23 5/8x19 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 200. With the second printed signature in the stone, lower left. Printed by Auguste Clot, Paris. Published by Vollard, Paris. A very good impression of this important lithograph with strong colors. Renoir (1841-1919) was, along with Edgar Degas, Claude Monet and Camille Pissarro, a founder of the Société Anonyme Coopérative des Artistes, Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs and a key organizer of the 1870s Impressionist exhibitions. He is best known for his renditions of the sensuous and monumental bathing nudes that he produced from the 1880s onward, many of which were inspired by the works of Titian, Rubens, and 18th-century French painters such as Boucher and Fragonard. Like many of his contemporaries, Renoir embraced printmaking as a medium that allowed for more freedom of expression and experimentation. Ambroise Vollard, the eminent Parisian dealer and publisher, and Auguste Clot, the famed lithography printer, were both extremely instrumental in Renoir's foray into printmaking. They greatly encouraged and facilitated his practice of the medium. Vollard met Renoir during the height of Renoir's career and saw the opportunity for lithography to help disseminate the artist's ever popular work, and Clot worked closely with Renoir to masterfully capture the delicate quality of his pastels in color lithography. Renoir began producing lithographs and etchings in the late 1880s and created an oeuvre over the following two decades consisting of 25 etchings and 29 lithographs, many of them commissioned for various albums or books. His most famous prints reproduce popular compositions he had established in earlier paintings. The current lot is based on an 1893 oil and pastel painting which represents the artist Berthe Morisot's daughter pinning a flower on her cousin's hat. The same subject was reproduced in a series of etchings by Renoir...
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Impressionist 18th Century Art

Materials

Lithograph

Hendrick van Lint workshop (Roma)- 18th century landscape painting - Apollo
Located in Varmo, IT
Circle of Hendrik Frans van Lint (Antwerp 1684 - Rome 1763) - Apollo and Daphne. 40 x 50 cm. Antique oil painting on canvas, without frame. Condition report: Lined canvas. Good co...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Portrait of a young boy holding his pet squirrel
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
Joseph Highmore (London 1692-1780 Canterbury) Portrait of a young boy holding his pet squirrel Oil on canvas Canvas Size - 30 x 25 in Provenance Sale, Sotheby's New York, Old Master...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Oil

Still life of fruit and nuts
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
James Shaw (fl.1769-1784) Still life of fruit and nuts Oil on canvas Canvas Size - 13 1/2 x 17 3/4 in Framed Size - 16 1/4 x 20 1/2 in Born in Sedgley in Staffordshire, it is unclea...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil

Christian Reder (Italian master) - 18th centurylandscape painting - Soldiers
By Christian Reder (Monsù Leandro)
Located in Varmo, IT
Christian Reder (Leipzig 1656 - Rome 1729) - The departure of the soldiers from the fort. 57.5 x 108.5 cm without frame, 89 x 122 cm with frame. Antique oil painting on canvas, in ...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Canvas, Oil

Rococò Master in Piedmont - 18th century landscape painting - Tavern Al Gambero
Located in Varmo, IT
Master active in Piedmont (dated 1782) - Tavern "Al Gambero Bon Vino". 133 x 133 cm without frame, 139 x 139 cm with frame. Oil on canvas, in a giltwood frame. - Indistinctly sig...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

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Oil

Two countrywomen with a donkey - Melancholy in an atmosphere of colour -
Located in Berlin, DE
Pierre Louis De La Rive (1753 Geneva - 1817 Geneva). Two countrywomen with a donkey. Oil on canvas, mounted, 27 x 20 cm (visible size), 37 x 31 (frame), monogrammed "P.R." at lower right. About the artwork De La Rive has taken the typical scenes of Dutch landscape genre paintings...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Canvas, Oil

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 Art

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Pastel

View of Greenwich and Down the River engraving by Stadler after Farington
Located in London, GB
Joseph Constantine Stadler (1755 - 1828) after Joseph Farington (1747 - 1821) View of Greenwich and Down the River (1795) Hand-coloured engraving 23 x 3...
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18th Century Art

Materials

Engraving

large 18th century portrait gentleman oil on canvas
Located in York, GB
A fine, imposing 18th century portrait of an unknown aristocrat,housed in a gilt frame The artist is also unidentified but certainly a talented hand, in the circle of one of the fine old masters of the period The size overall is 148 x 121 cm whilst the painting is 128 x 101 cm In overall good condition the frame at the bottom has bowed slightly The painting has been checked whilst being cleaned and has not been affected in any way . SHIPPING Free delivery to mainland uk ,worldwide shipping available please email for quote Delivery usually within 14 working days, insured please provide telephone/email details for courier. All taxes/customs etc to be paid for by purchaser. RETURNS (The Consumer Contracts Regulations) Whilst we are sure that you will be extremely happy with your purchase, if for any reason you are not, then you are entitled to return the item to us for a refund. For all purchases made you are entitled to return the item(s) for a period of up to 14 days following receipt by you or a representative indicated by you. Please contact us to confirm that you are returning the item(s) and the reason for doing so. Upon receipt of the item(s) we will refund the purchase price via your original payment method...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Oil

Hand-coloured Print of weeping mythical sculpture angels in Walnut Frame
Located in London, GB
Hand-coloured tableau of a weeping spirit and her guardians, immobilised in marble. A disjointed narrative looking at recovery and protection, the angels shield the spirit with tender embraces and cry for her when alone. Taken from The Sialia Marbles, a series of portraits containing ephemeral human sculptures taken between 2016-19. Together these works act as tales contained in a fictional sculpture hall, in direct reaction to Andre Malraux’s 1947 Le Musee Imaginaire (Museum Without Walls). During the beginning of the 'Museum Age' in the 18th century , writer Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe discussed mythical...
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Victorian 18th Century Art

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Cotton, Archival Pigment, Pigment, Color, Walnut, Paint, Photographic Fi...

Dear One Threads A Cocoon - Unique Hand-coloured Print in Walnut frame
Located in London, GB
Hand-coloured portrait of a human larvae bursting out of their cocoon, immobilised in marble. Representative of a safe and isolating space, the cocoon is both a cage and a shelter. This tale is a​ study of transformation, of breaking apart and coming back together as the larvae emerges from the silken threads. Taken from The Sialia Marbles, a series of portraits containing ephemeral human sculptures taken between 2016-19. Together these works act as tales contained in a fictional sculpture hall, in direct reaction to Andre Malraux’s 1947 Le Musee Imaginaire (Museum Without Walls). During the beginning of the 'Museum Age' in the 18th century , writer Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe discussed mythical sculpture...
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Other Art Style 18th Century Art

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Cotton, Archival Pigment, Pigment, Giclée, Black and White, Walnut, Pain...

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 Art

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Ink, Watercolor

VEDUTA DEGLI AVANZI De’MAUSOLEI E DELLE FABBRICHE…...
Located in Santa Monica, CA
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI (Italian 1720-1778) VEDUTA DEGLI AVANZI De’MAUSOLEI E DELLE FABBRICHE…c 1756 (Hind 83; Focillon 20.A.293; Giesecke 116; Wilton-E...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Etching

VEDUTA del SEPOLCRO della Famiglia PLAUZIA per la strada che Conduce da Roma....
Located in Santa Monica, CA
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIRANESI (Italian 1720-1778) VEDUTA del SEPOLCRO della Famiglia PLAUZIA per la strada che Conduce da Roma a Tivoli vicino a Ponte Lugan...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Etching

Shipping in Stormy Waters, Attributed to Italian Artist Francesco Guardi
By Francesco Guardi
Located in Stockholm, SE
The splendour of the tragic sea Francesco Guardi and maritime painting in Venetian art No Venetian painter was a stranger to the sea. After all, Venice was not only one of the most prominent ports of the Mediterranean, but indeed a city literally submerged in the ocean from time to time. Curiously however, the famous Venetian school of painting showed little interest in maritime motifs, favouring scenes from the iconic architecture of the city rather than seascapes. That is why this painting is a particularly interesting window into not only the painter Francesco Guardi himself – but to the significance of the element of water in art history, in absence as well as in the centre of attention. Whether it be calm, sunny days with stunning views of the palaces alongside the canals of Venice or – more rarely – stormy shipwrecking tragedies at sea, water as a unifying element is integral to the works of painter Francesco Guardi (1712–1793). During his lifetime, Venetian art saw many of its greatest triumphs with names like Tiepolo or Canaletto gaining international recognition and firmly establishing Venice as one of the most vibrant artistic communities of Europe. While the city itself already in the 18th century was something of an early tourist spot where aristocrats and high society visited on their grand tour or travels, the artists too contributed to the fame and their work spread the image of Venice as the city of romance and leisure to an international audience, many of whom could never visit in person. Still today, the iconic image of Venice with its whimsical array of palaces, churches and other historic buildings is much influenced by these artists, many of whom have stood the test of time like very well and remain some of the most beloved in all of art history. It was not primarily subtility, intellectual meanings or moral ideals that the Venetian art tried to capture; instead it was the sheer vibrancy of life and the fast-paced city with crumbling palaces and festive people that made this atmosphere so special. Of course, Venice could count painters in most genres among its residents, from portraiture to religious motifs, history painting and much else. Still, it is the Vedutas and views of the city that seems to have etched itself into our memory more than anything else, not least in the tradition of Canaletto who was perhaps the undisputed master of all Venetian painters. Born into his profession, Francesco lived and breathed painting all his life. His father, the painter Domenico Guardi (1678–1716) died when Francesco was just a small child, yet both he and his brothers Niccolò and Gian Antonio continued in their fathers’ footsteps. The Guardi family belonged to the nobility and originated from the mountainous area of Trentino, not far from the Alps. The brothers worked together on more challenging commissions and supported each other in the manner typical of family workshops or networks of artists. Their sister Maria Cecilia married no other than the artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo himself, linking the family to the most renowned Venetian name of the time. During almost a decade, Guardi worked in the studio of Michele Giovanni Marieschi, sometimes simply known as Michiel, a painted similar in both style and motif. Canaletto is, however, the artist Guardi is most often compared to since they shared a mutual fascination for depicting the architecture and cityscape of Venice. During the course of his career, Guardi tried his hand in many different genres. He was as swift in painting landscapes, Vedutas of Venice, sacred motifs, interiors and architectural compositions as he was in a number of other motifs. His style is typical of the Venetian school but also distinct and personal once we look a little closer. There is an absolute certainty in the composition, the choice of which sometimes feels like that of a carefully calculated photograph – yet it is also very painterly, in the best sense of the word: fluid, bold, sensitive and full of character. The brushwork is rapid, intense, seemingly careless and extraordinarily minute at the same time; fresh and planned in a very enjoyable mixture. His interiors often capture the breath-taking spacious glamour of the palaces and all their exquisite decor. He usually constructed the motif through remarkably simple, almost spontaneous yet intuitively precise strokes and shapes. The result was a festive, high-spirited atmospheric quality, far away from the sterile and exact likeness that other painters fell victim to when trying to copy Canaletto. The painting here has nothing of the city of Venice in it. On the contrary, we seem to be transported far away into the solitary ocean, with no architecture, nothing to hold on to – only the roaring sea and the dangerous cliffs upon which the ships are just moments away from being crushed upon. It is a maritime composition evoking both Flemish and Italian precursors, in the proud tradition of maritime painting that for centuries formed a crucial part of our visual culture. This genre of painting is today curiously overlooked, compared to how esteemed and meaningful it was when our relationship to the sea was far more natural than it is today. When both people and goods travelled by water, and many nations and cities – Venice among them – depended entirely on sea fare, the existential connection to the ocean was much more natural and integrated into the imagination. The schools and traditions of maritime art are as manifold as there are countries connected to the sea, and all reflect the need to process the dangers and wonders of the ocean. It could symbolize opportunity, the exciting prospects of a new countries and adventures, prospering trade, beautiful scenery as well as war and tragedy, loss of life, danger and doom. To say that water is ambivalent in nature is an understatement, and these many layers were something that artists explored in the most wondrous ways. Perhaps it takes a bit more time for the modern eye to identify the different nuances and qualities of historic maritime paintings, they may on first impression seem hard to differentiate from each other. But when allowing these motifs to unfold and tell stories of the sea in both fiction and reality – or somewhere in between – we are awarded with an understanding of how the oceans truly built our world. In Guardi’s interpretation, we see an almost theatrically arranged shipwrecking scene. No less than five ships are depicted right in the moment of utter disaster. Caught in a violent storm, the waves have driven them to a shore of sharp cliffs and if not swallowed by the waves, crushing against the cliffs seems to be the only outcome. The large wooden ships are impressively decorated with elaborate sculpture, and in fact relics already during Guardi’s lifetime. They are in fact typical of Dutch and Flemish 17th century ships, giving us a clue to where he got the inspiration from. Guardi must have seen examples of Flemish maritime art, that made him curious about these particular motifs. One is reminded of Flemish painters like Willem van de Velde and Ludolf Backhuysen, and this very painting has indeed been mistakenly attributed to Matthieu van Plattenberg...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Canvas, Oil

17th/18th century portrait , Circle Godfrey Kneller, wife, Earl of westmorland
By (Circle of) Godfrey Kneller
Located in York, GB
Portrait Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt. (British, 1646-1723) of Katharine, wife of Thomas, 6th Earl of Westmorland, oil on canvas late 17th early 18th century in date. The sitter Katharine is facing dexter and is wearing a cream dress, blue and gold cloak and lace mantilla...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Oil

Joseph Highmore Portrait of a lady, 18th century
Located in York, GB
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Grace Loftus,of Beverley hall yorkshire.Three-quarter-length, before a window. Dressed in blue and wearing a white bonnet. The paintin...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

Materials

Oil

Nathaniel Hone, portrait of "flora" roman goddess, 18th century
By Nathaniel Hone the Elder
Located in York, GB
I have great pleasure in offering for sale this beautiful portrait, by Nathaniel Hone, the elder. 18th century. The painting is of Ann Anderson, wife...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Oil

Adriaen van Ostade (follower of) - A Woman Dancing to the Music from a Violin
Located in Stockholm, SE
Adriaen van Ostade (follower of) A Women Dancing to the Music from a Violin oil on oak panel panel size 10.23 x 15.35 inches (26 x 39 cm) frame 15.74 x 21.25 inches (40 x 54 cm) f...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Panel, Oil

Ancient Roman Statues - Etching by Ferdinando Campana - 1700s
Located in Roma, IT
Original etching on paper realized by Ferdinando Campana in the 18th century. Signed on the plate, on the lower right. Good conditions. The etching belongs to the print suite “Ant...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Etching

Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Holy Family with Cupids, Venetian Baroque, Christmas
By Giovanni Battista Pittoni
Located in Greven, DE
In 2001 the German art historian Art historian and Raphael Expert, Prof. Jürg Meyer zur Capellen, published the painting "Die Heilige Familie" in a monographic article, ascribing the present work to the Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Pittoni (1687 -Venice - 1767). (Newspaper "Weltkunst", October 2001, No 12, p. 1850 f. ill.) He describes it as a typical work by this artist. Pittoni was one of the most influential and successful artists of the Venetian Settecento. He was a pupil of the Veronese Master Giovanni Balestra (1666-1740). His style is influenced by Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734) and Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770). Giovanni Battista Pittoni was already successful at a young age and soon lead his own workshop. He created large-scale hitoria paintings, as well as large, religious altarpieces. In addition to Venetian and Upper Italian patrons, Pittoni also had many interested parties from Europe. His work is accordingly scattered in many different museums and private collections today. Pittoni - like other painter colleagues of his time - repeated his own compositions both by hand and with the help of his workshop. He repeatedly incorporated details into other pictures and contexts. Prof. Meyer zur Capellen noted the very good condition of the present work and the high quality of the paint with fine graduations and the vivid brushstrokes. Provenance: The panting has not been on the art market for at least 300 years. In the year 2000 the work was donated by the Münster-based, Noble Family Ketteler zu Harkotten to a private collection in Westphalia. Most probably the canon Nikolaus Hermann von Ketteler zu Harkotten bought the piece in Venice in 1750 together with the altarpiece of the Clemens Church in Münster. On the reverse of the work is a fideicommissum number by Ketteler zu Harkotten. As it belonged to the family commission, the painting was inalienable until 1919, when the corresponding law was repealed, and after that time it remained in the family's possession without interruption. Pittoni's only direct relationship to Münster is the commission for the high altar painting of the Baroque St. Clemens Church. It can be assumed that then canon von Ketteler saw this painting in the artist's workshop during his stay in Venice and acquired it for himself. This would also explain the discrepancy in dating. (ca. 1735/1750). However, it is also possible that the painting originated in the possession of Ferdinand von Plettenberg...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

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Canvas, Oil

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 Art

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Pastel

Trompe l'oeil, Trick of the Eye, Maria, Child St. Anthony, Van Dyck, Old Master
Located in Greven, DE
After a copper engraving (46 x 34 cm) by Gilles Rousselet after Van Dyck, ca. 1640 Paris. Oil on cardboard, 44 x 35 cm Trompe-l'oeils are pictures whose depicted objects are painte...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

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Oil

Scholar Sharpening His Quill Penn Attributed to Justus Juncker, Oil on Panel
Located in Stockholm, SE
Justus Juncker (1703-1763, Germany) Attributed to Scholar Sharpening His Quill Penn Expertise: We would like to thank Dr. Fred G Meijer for his valuab...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Oil, Oak, Panel

Fine Early 1700's French Oil Elegant Figures Lady being Dressed Rococo Interior
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
French School, circa 1720's circle of Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743) oil painting on canvas 15 x 23 inches provenance: private collection, UK Fine depic...
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Rococo 18th Century Art

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Oil, Canvas

A Female Penguin: An 18th Century Hand-colored Engraving by Martinet
Located in Alamo, CA
A hand-colored engraving of a female penguin entitled "Femelle du Pingoin" by Francois Nicolas Martinet, plate 1004 from 'Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux' in association with Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon, first published in Paris in 1765 by Edme Louis Daubento. It depicts a female penguin standing on a flat surface. This colorful and detailed hand-colored copperplate engraving is printed on high quality laid chain-linked paper, which measures 12.63" x 9.38". It is in excellent condition. Francois Nicolas Martinet (1731-c1804) was a French naturalist, engineer and artist, particularly as a skilled engraver. He produced engravings for numerous publication on natural history. He is best known for his bird engravings. Martinet also illustrated many plays and operas by Voltaire and others, as well as creating landscapes and scenes of Versailles and portraits of royalty and aristocrats. George Louis Leclerc Buffon (1707-1788) was a French aristocrat who became a very prominent and respected scientist and mathematician. He was the director of the Jardin des Plantes botanical garden in Paris. He published the 36 volume Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière (1749-1788) which included Martinet's bird illustrations...
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Naturalistic 18th Century Art

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Engraving

MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY DOCUMENT, 1754 Signed by Wm. Shirley
Located in Santa Monica, CA
MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY, (Boston - September 10, 1754) William Shirley (Captain General and Governor in Chief) Printed and manuscript Document signed. 13 x 17" Complete with official seal...
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Other Art Style 18th Century Art

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Ink

Landscape Baroque 18th Century Oil on canvas Paint Shepherds Italy Cignaroli
Located in Riva del Garda, IT
Piedmontese painter of the eighteenth century Pendant of paintings Landscape with wild boar hunting scene Landscape with pastoral scene Oil on canvas, 66 x 132 cm, framed 68 x 134 We show you this pleasant pendant of paintings, characterized by a clear atmosphere and a delicate chromatic harmony, in perfect harmony with the rocaille taste of the Savoy capital of the full of the second half of the 18th century, and can be compared to a Piedmontese painter, presumably active in Turin in that period. The first work, with a pastoral and Arcadian character, shows a small group of shepherds, intent on guarding their animals: the romantic theater that sees a shepherd on horseback singing a song to cheer the rest of the companions to make the scene affected. In the second work, however, the composition is centered on the lively and rich group of figures of hunters who, armed with swords and spears and with the help of hunting dogs, surrounded the wild boars. The style of our two canvases, as well as the type of subject represented, evokes the compositions of Vittorio Amedeo Cignaroli (Turin, 1730 - 1800) with the illustrative tradition repeatedly addressed by the author, the main landscape painter of Piedmontese Rococo, as recalled in the canvases made for the Palazzine di Stupinigi and Racconigi. His technical ability and his rigorous craft earned him the esteem of the Savoy court and consequently of the Piedmontese nobles. His workshop expanded considerably due to the numerous commissions, inducing him to avail himself of the help of a considerable number of workers, apprentices and professional painters who deal with the landscape, figures or costumes according to their specialization, so it becomes difficult to establish whether a work is a workshop or an independent painter. Paintings of this format and of these subjects, often made in groups, were commissioned to be placed in palaces or in small Piedmontese and Lombard castles. Shape and size would suggest that the canvases were originally placed as over the door...
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Old Masters 18th Century Art

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Oil

Piranesi IV.
Located in Slovak Republic, SK
Fine Art Print Hahnemuehle, editioned, Giovanni Battista Piranesi print in Verlag von AD Lehmann in Wien, end of the 19. century, SalamonArt certificate will be included.
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Italian School 18th Century Art

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Archival Pigment

Striking 18th Century Portrait of the 12th Earl of Caithness
Located in London, GB
Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) James Sinclair, 12th Earl of Caithness (1766-1823) Oil on Canvas 30 X 25 inches Unframed 37 X 32 inches framed Sir Henry Raeburn FRSE RA RSA (4 March 1756 – 8 July 1823) was a Scottish portrait painter and Scotland's first significant portrait painter since the Union to remain based in Scotland. He served as Portrait Painter to King George IV in Scotland. Raeburn was born the son of a manufacturer in Stockbridge, on the Water of Leith: a former village now within the city of Edinburgh. He had an older brother, born in 1744, called William Raeburn. His ancestors were believed to have been soldiers, and may have taken the name "Raeburn" from a hill farm in Annandale, held by Sir Walter Scott's family. Orphaned, he was supported by William and placed in Heriot's Hospital, where he received an education. At the age of fifteen he was apprenticed to the goldsmith James Gilliland of Edinburgh, and various pieces of jewellery, mourning rings and the like, adorned with minute drawings on ivory by his hand, still exist. Soon he took to the production of carefully finished portrait miniatures; meeting with success and patronage, he extended his practice to oil painting, at which he was self-taught. Gilliland watched the progress of his pupil with interest, and introduced him to David Martin, who had been the favourite assistant of Allan Ramsay the Latter, and was now the leading portrait painter in Edinburgh. Raeburn was especially aided by the loan of portraits to copy. Soon he had gained sufficient skill to make him decide to devote himself exclusively to painting. George Chalmers (1776; Dunfermline Town Hall) is his earliest known portrait. In his early twenties, Raeburn was asked to paint the portrait of a young lady he had noticed when he was sketching from nature in the fields. Ann was the daughter of Peter Edgar of Bridgelands, and widow of Count James Leslie of Deanhaugh. Fascinated by the handsome and intellectual young artist, she became his wife within a month, bringing him an ample fortune. The acquisition of wealth did not affect his enthusiasm or his industry, but spurred him on to acquire a thorough knowledge of his craft. It was usual for artists to visit Italy, and Raeburn set off with his wife. In London he was kindly received by Sir Joshua Reynolds, the president of the Royal Academy, who advised him on what to study in Rome, especially recommending the works of Michelangelo, and gave Raeburn letters of introduction for Italy. In Rome he met his fellow Scot Gavin Hamilton, Pompeo Girolamo Batoni and Byers, an antique dealer whose advice proved particularly useful, especially the recommendation that "he should never copy an object from memory, but, from the principal figure to the minutest accessory, have it placed before him." After two years of study in Italy he returned to Edinburgh in 1787, and began a successful career as a portrait painter. In that year he executed a seated portrait of the second Lord President Dundas. Examples of his earlier portraiture include a bust of Mrs Johnstone of Baldovie and a three-quarter-length of Dr James Hutton: works which, if somewhat timid and tentative in handling and not as confident as his later work, nevertheless have delicacy and character. The portraits of John Clerk, Lord Eldin, and of Principal Hill of St Andrews belong to a later period. Raeburn was fortunate in the time in which he practised portraiture. Sir Walter Scott, Hugh Blair, Henry Mackenzie, Lord Woodhouselee, William Robertson, John Home, Robert Fergusson, and Dugald Stewart were resident in Edinburgh, and were all painted by Raeburn. Mature works include his own portrait and that of the Rev. Sir Henry Moncrieff Wellwood, a bust of Dr Wardrop of Torbane Hill, two full-lengths of Adam Rolland of Gask, the remarkable paintings of Lord Newton and Dr Alexander Adam in the National Gallery of Scotland, and that of William Macdonald of St Martin's. Apart from himself, Raeburn painted only two artists, one of whom was Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, the most important and famous British sculptor of the first half of the 19th century. It has recently been revealed that Raeburn and Chantrey were close friends and that Raeburn took exceptional care over the execution of his portrait of the sculptor, one of the painter's mature bust-length masterpieces. It was commonly believed that Raeburn was less successful in painting female portraits, but the exquisite full-length of his wife, the smaller likeness of Mrs R. Scott Moncrieff in the National Gallery of Scotland, and that of Mrs Robert Bell, and others, argue against this. Raeburn spent his life in Edinburgh, rarely visiting London, and then only for brief periods, thus preserving his individuality. Although he, personally, may have lost advantages resulting from closer association with the leaders of English art, and from contact with a wider public, Scottish art gained much from his disinclination to leave his native land. He became the acknowledged chief of the school which was growing up in Scotland during the early 19th century, and his example and influence at a critical period were of major importance. So varied were his other interests that sitters used to say of him, "You would never take him for a painter till he seizes the brush and palette." In 1812 he was elected president of the Society of Artists in Edinburgh; and in 1814 associate, and in the following year full member, of the Royal Scottish Academy. On 29 August 1822 he was knighted by George IV and appointed His Majesty's limner for Scotland at the Earl of Hopetoun house. He died in Edinburgh. Raeburn had all the essential qualities of a popular and successful portrait painter. He was able to produce a telling and forcible likeness; his work is distinguished by powerful characterisation, stark realism, dramatic and unusual lighting effects, and swift and broad handling of the most resolute sort. David Wilkie recorded that, while travelling in Spain and studying the works of Diego Velázquez, the brushwork reminded him constantly of the "square touch" of Raeburn. Scottish physician and writer John Brown wrote that Raeburn "never fails in giving a likeness at once vivid, unmistakable and pleasing. He paints the truth, and he paints it with love". Raeburn has been described as a "famously intuitive"portrait painter. He was unusual amongst many of his contemporaries, such as Reynolds, in the extent of his philosophy of painting directly from life; he made no preliminary sketches. This attitude partly explains the often coarse modelling and clashing colour combinations he employed, in contrast to the more refined style of Thomas Gainsborough and Reynolds. However these qualities and those mentioned above anticipate many of the later developments in painting of the 19th century from romanticism to Impressionism. Sir Henry Raeburn died in St Bernard's House (17 St Bernards Crescent), Stockbridge, Edinburgh. He is buried in St. Cuthbert's churchyard against the east wall (the monument erected by Raeburn in advance) but also has a secondary memorial in the Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh. James Sinclair, 12th Earl of Caithness was born at Barrogill Castle (Castle of Mey) on 31 May 1766. He was the son of Sir John Sinclair of Mey, Baronet who he succeeded in the baronetcy in 1774. He succeeded as 12th earl of Caithness in 1789. He was lord-lieutenant of the county of Caithness and lieutenant-colonel of the Ross-shire militia. He married at Thurso Castle on 2 January 1784 Jane, second daughter of Alexander Campbell...
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18th Century Art

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Oil

"Mme de Noirmont", Oil on Canvas Portrait, circa 18th Century
By (circle of) Nicolas de Largillierre
Located in Detroit, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY This painting titled "Mme de Noirmont" is an oil on canvas work from the studio of Nicolas de Largilliere, one of the most prolific and esteemed French portrait p...
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18th Century Art

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Canvas, Adhesive, Oil

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