British & Continental Pictures & Prints Sale
on Wednesday 28th March 2018
Lots: 1-51 of 253
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Lot 1
MANNER OF NICOLAS LANCRET (1690-1743)
SCENE GALANTE
oil on canvas
52 x 43cm
framed

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 2
FOLLOWER OF FRANCESCO SOLIMENA (1657-1747)
TWO PUTTI
oil on canvas
23 x 21cm
framed

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £750
Lot 3
JACOB IGNAZ DE ROORE (1686-1747)
THE CALLING OF ST PETER
signed l.c.: Roore F.
oil on copper
35.9 x 29cm
unframed

Born the son of a paintings and antiques dealer, and the grandson of a painter, de Roore began his apprenticeship with Jan Sebastiaen Loybos in 1699. After a brief interlude he studied under Lodewijk van Schoor until the tapestry designer died, and from then on he worked without a direct master until becoming a free master himself, in the Antwerp Guild of St Luke. He worked throughout the Dutch Republic, at times working as an art dealer and expanding other painters' works and at other times working on commissions.


Estimate:  £1200 - 1800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 4
VENETIAN SCHOOL (18th CENTURY)
STILL LIFE OF FRUIT, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND THEATRICAL PROPS WITH A DRAWING OF A DOG IN THE BACKGROUND
oil on canvas
62 x 79cm

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 5
ROMAN SCHOOL (18th CENTURY)
LATONA AND THE LYCINA FISHERMEN
oil on canvas
57.5 x 73cm

The story of Latona and the Frogs is one of the lesser known vignettes from Ovid's Metamorphoses. In Book VI, Latona (mother of Apollo and Diana, and mistress to Jupiter) was forced to flee Mount Olympus because of her rival Juno. While wandering Anatolia, she arrived at a clear pool in a marsh and stooped down to drink. Local peasants prevented her from doing so by trampling around in the pool to stir up mud. Latona, her wrath thus incurred, cursed the peasants forever to live in the slime of the pool in the form of frogs.

There is a fountain in the gardens of Versailles which depicts the scene.

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £2000
Lot 6
FOLLOWER OF JOHAN GEORGE PLATZER (1704-1761)
ELEGANT COMPANY PLAYING BACKGAMMON
oil on board
31 x 23.5cm
unframed


Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 7
MANNER OF SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK (1599-1641)
THE HOLY FAMILY
oil on canvas
61 x 47.7cm

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 8
FLEMISH SCHOOL (17th CENTURY)
THE CRUCIFIXION
oil on copper
42.7 x 22.6cm

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £950
Lot 9
NORTHERN EUROPEAN SCHOOL (18th CENTURY)
ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
oil on canvas
105 x 82cm


Estimate:  £1000 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £800
Lot 10
CIRCLE OF NICCOLO CODAZZI (1642-1693)
A PAIR OF ARCHITECTURAL CAPRICCI
oil on canvas
60.8 x 73.2cm

Provenance:
Collection Pérez de Vargas, Counts de la Quintería, from the 19th century;
Ilustrísima. Sra. Doña María Carmen del Valle, 1960s;
The Property of a Spanish Noble Family.

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Estimate:  £3000 - 5000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 11
SIENNESE SCHOOL (LATE 19th CENTURY)
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH ANGELS
oil and tempera on panel
47 x 29cm

(1)
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1900
Lot 12
NICOLAS SPHEYMAN (DIED BEFORE 1751)
A ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD
signed and dated l.r.: Spayemant 1734
inscribed l.l.: BUEZ DE LAPONIE 1735
oil on canvas
72.5 x 59cm


Nicolas Spheyman is best known for his landscape paintings and his depictions of birds. Several of these works are recorded as hanging in the apartments of the Dauphine, Duchess of Burgundy, in the Palace of Versailles.

Provenance:
Private Collection, France

Estimate:  £7000 - 10000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 13
NICHOLAS SPHEYMAN (died before 1751)
A GOSHAWK DEVOURING ITS PREY
oil on canvas
59.5 x 71cm


Estimate:  £5000 - 7000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 14
DUTCH SCHOOL (17th CENTURY)
A GOSHAWK PERCHED ON A FACLONER'S HAND
oil on canvas
75.5 x 63cm

Estimate:  £6000 - 8000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 15
FRENCH SCHOOL (18th CENTURY)
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN SHIP-CAPTAIN
oil on canvas
77 x 92cm

Estimate:  £2000 - 3000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 16
MANNER OF MEINDERT HOBBEMA (19th CENTURY)
TRAVELLERS ON A ROAD IN AN EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPE
oil on canvas
104 cm x 146cm

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 17
CIRCLE OF FRANCIS SWAINE (1725-1782)
THE BURNING OF THE PRINCE GEORGE, BAY OF BISCAY, 1758
oil on canvas
53.5 x 66.5cm

Provenance:
Christie's, Pictures by Old Masters sale, 31.01.1975, Lot 134

Possibly one of the only extant depictions of this scene, the painting depicts HMS Prince George, then seventy six years old having been rebuilt twice, burning in the Bay of Biscay. The ship accidentally caught fire under the command of Rear Admiral Thomas Broderick, Admiral of the White, and of a crew of 745 men, only 260 survived. The late E.H.H. Archibald, Keeper of Paintings, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, confirmed the subject of the painting in 1975, and a note is attached from him to the frame.

There is a record of Francis Holman painting the scene and exhibiting it at the Free Society of Artists in 1767.

Estimate:  £1000 - 1500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £800
Lot 18
MANNER OF THOMAS WHITCOMBE A SHIPPING SCENE, POSSIBLY OFF THE COAST OF WEST AFRICA
oil on canvas
60 x 91cm

Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £360
Lot 19
JOHN MOORE OF IPSWICH (1820-1902)
A SEASCAPE WITH A DISTANT COASTLINE
signed l.l.: J. MOORE
oil on canvas
28 x 46cm



Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 20
JOHN MOORE OF IPSWICH (1820-1902)
A SEASCAPE WITH A PIER
signed l.l.: J MOORE
oil on canvas
36 x 46cm

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 21
LOUIS LEOPOLD ROBERT (1881-1935)
A BRIGAND
oil on board
40 x 34cm

Robert painted a number of studies of Italian life, following a loan from his patron which allowed him to travel to Rome. In Italy, Robert conceived a plan to paint a series of works depicting the four seasons, and within these four of the peoples of Italy. Charles X of France bought the work depicting Spring and Summer Reapers arriving in the Pontine Marshes is now in the Louvre. Unfortunately, Robert found himself unable to complete his painting of Florence in the Autumn owing to his unrequited love for Princess Charlotte Napoleon and so travelled to Venice. Robert is mentioned in Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo as the artist of a fictional portrait of a character.

Provenance:
Christie's, 19th Century European Art Including Orientalist Art, London, 27.4.2012, Lot 121

Estimate:  £700 - 1000 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1500
Lot 22
STANISLAS LEPINE (1835-1892)
A VIEW OF A FRENCH VILLAGE
signed l.l.: S. Lepine
oil on panel
33 x 41cm

Lepine began his artistic career as a nautical panter, and his first painting to be exhibited at the Paris Salon was Port of Caen, Moonlight Effect in 1859. He moved to specialise in urban views, many of these featuring ther Seine and the old cobbled streets of Paris. In 1860 he began a formal apprenticeship under Corot. He exhibited at the first Impressionist exhibition at Nadar's in 1874, and although he never came to equal his contemporaries' popularity his works are regarded by critics of his age to be precursors of that movement. A number of his paintings are in significant collections worldwide, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 23
FRENCH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY)
A ROCKY RIVER LANDSCAPE
oil on board
47 x 58cm

Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 24
NARCISSE-VIRGILIO DÍAZ DE LA PEÑA (1807-1876)
A WOODLAND SCENE
signed l.l.: n. diaz
oil on panel
29 x 23.5cm

Narcisse Diaz de la Peña began as a porcelain painter in Paris, however within a few years he left this area and taught himself to paint on canvas. He copied the great paintings of the Louvre, and also drew on Victor Hugo and Delacroix as his inspirations.
He was drawn eventually to landscape art and came to part of the group known as the Barbizon School. He encountered Theodore Rousseau in the forest at Fontainebleu and, holding the younger man in high esteem, admitted his respect for the artist and came to be taught by him. He exhibited many times at the Paris Salon, is exhibited today in many museums including the Louvre and the Wallace Collection, and was praised by Millet and Renoir. He was awarded the rank of Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur in 1851.


Estimate:  £400 - 600 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £480
Lot 25
ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES-FRANCOIS EUSTACHE (1820-1870)
A COASTAL LANDSCAPE
oil on canvas
39 x 46cm

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £280
Lot 26
ENGLISH SCHOOL (EARLY 19TH C.)
A LANDSCAPE WITH A HILL
oil on board
22 x 29cm

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £80
Lot 27
STANISLAS LEPINE (1835-1892)
A CONTINENTAL STREET SCENE
signed l.r.: S. Lepine
oil on panel
28 x 22cm

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 28
EUGENE LOUIS GABRIEL ISABEY (1803-1886)
A SKETCH FOR 'CHRIST UPON THE SEA OF GALILEE'
Studio Stamp: Vente d'Isabey
oil on board
28 x 22.5cm

Provenance:
Artist's Studio Sale, Paris, Chevalier, 30-31st March 1887, Lot 110 ('Jesus marchant sur les flots').
Thence to Richard Bergh (1858-1919), Director of Swedish National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
From whose estate sold 7th February 1920.

Isabey was one of France's foremost marine painters and was prolific in his output. This particular sketch is of particular art historical significance: Isabey was a great friend of Eugene Delacroiz. Delacroix painted this particular subject several times and these paintings hang today in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art among others. Isabey is known to have travelled with Delacroix often, and it is possible that this particular sketch was executed alongside Delacroix's own depictions of the subject while on their travels together.

The scene is taken from the Gospel accounts of Christ approaching a ship which the disciples were taking to Capernaum across the Sea of Galilee, after Christ had gone to pray alone in the wake of St John the Baptist's death. Peter tried to approach Christ, but fearing the storm he began to sink, whereupon Christ caught him and brought him back to the disciples' ship. Here we see Christ holding Peter, with the storm evoked very effectively by the palette and indistinct clouds and background.

Estimate:  £600 - 800 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £1200
Lot 29
WILLIAM WHITE WARREN (1832-1911)
A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL VIEWS
oil on board, laid to backboard
Largest: 12.5 x 21cm

(2)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 30
ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCOIS BONVIN (1817-1887)
STILL LIFE WITH FIGURES
Signed u.r.: F. Bonvin 1871
oil on canvas
25.5 x 33cm

Literature: Dr Gabriel Weisberg, Bonvin (Paris, 1979), Cat. no. 146

Provenance:
Collection of Sir Michael Sadler

We are grateful to Dr Gabriel Weisberg for his assistance in cataloguing this item.

Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £4200
Lot 32
HAROLD SWANWICK, R.O.I. (1866-1929)
PLOUGHING ON THE SOUTH DOWNS NEAR LEWES
oil on canvas laid to board
20.5 x 32cm

Provenance:
Norman Heatley

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 33
ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM HAVELL O.W.S. (1782-1857)
CAPRICCIO WITH CATTLE ON THE THAMES
oil on canvas
27 x 37cm

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 34
JONNY AUDY (fl. 1850-1880)
GRAND PRIZ DE PARIS 1877
signed l.r.: J Audy
watercolour
72 x 111cm

Audy was a talented oil painter and watercolourist, who specialised in military and equine-related art and exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1872-1876.


Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £450
Lot 35
WILLIAM HENRY MANDER (1850-1922)
A LANDSCAPE WITH CATTLE
signed, back of canvas: W. MANDER
oil on canvas
67.5 x 98cm

Estimate:  £500 - 700 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 36
ITALIAN SCHOOL (18th CENTURY)
STUDY OF HANDS
pencil and chalk
26.5 x 20cm

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £320
Lot 37
ITALIAN SCHOOL, c.1840
STUDY OF THE HEAD OF A LADY
oil on board
12.9 x 12.9cm


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £800
Lot 38
AFTER ELISABETH VIGÉE-LEBRUN (1755-1842)
A PORTRAIT OF MARIE ANTOINETTE
red chalk
30 x 25

This drawing appears to be after an engraving of a portrait of Marie Antoinette, itself a copy of Vigée-Lebrun's portrait of the Queen at Versailles. The painting from which this derives was purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts but is no longer attributed to Vigée-Lebrun.

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 39
ROMAN SCHOOL, c.1720
AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR AN ALTAR
black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey and ochre wash, on two joined sheets, with two added sections revising the outer edges of the altar
extensively inscribed with directions for the sculptors
80 x 56cm


Provenance:
Christie's, Old Master and Early British Drawings and Watercolours, 6.12.12, Lot 62


Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 40
ALBERT DE BELLEROCHE (1864-1944)
A FOLIO OF DRAWINGS AND LITHOGRAPHS: INCLUDING FIGURE STUDIES AND ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES
various media
various sizes
unframed

Albert de Belleroche was Welsh-born, though he spent most of his childhood in Paris and England. He studied at Carolus-Duran's school in Paris at the same time as John Singer Sargent, and the two made numerous sketches of each other. It has been suggested that the two shared an intimate relationship, although de Belleroche went on to marry the sculptor Jules Edouard Visseaux's daughter. de Belleroche, like Sargent was friends of Oscar Wilde, Emile Zola, Renoir and Henri Toulouse-Latrec; de Belleroche painted the latter's portrait.

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Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £240
Lot 41
ALBERT DE BELLEROCHE (1864-1944)
A FOLIO OF LIFE DRAWINGS
various media
various sizes
unframed

(24)
Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £650
Lot 42
GERMAN SCHOOL (EARLY 19TH CENTURY)
MINIATURE OF GOTTLICH HEINRICH RIEGER
mixed media on paper
16.5 x 14 cm

Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 43
ROBERT STOTHARD JR. (fl. 1821-1857)
MINIATURE OF A JESUIT
signed and inscribed on the original backboard: A JESUIT, PAINTED FROM LIFE BY ROBERT STOTHARD JR.
oil on paper
14.5 x 14.5cm


Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 44
AFTER EDME BOUCHARDON (1698-1762)
A STUDY OF A MALE NUDE
signed: del Ed.Bouchardon
pencil on paper
33 x 22 cm


Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 45
CIRCLE OF GEORG FRIEDRICH SCHMIDT (1712-1775)
A FEMALE NUDE
signed l.r.: Schmidt 1757
pencil on paper
69 x 48cm

Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 46
ALEXIS GROGNARD (1752-1840)
A VIEW OF THE COLISEUM (1776)
pencil
29 x 38cm

Estimate:  £250 - 350 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 47
AFTER AUBREY BEARDSLEY (1872-1898)
A GROUP OF FOUR REPRODUCTION PRINTS
prints
21 x 14cm
unframed, mounted on card

(4)
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 48
HENRY EDRIDGE, A.R.A. (1768-1821)
A PORTRAIT OF A SEATED GENTLEMAN
pencil
22 x 17cm
inscribed and dated u.r.

Estimate:  £300 - 500 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £800
Lot 49
SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE, P.R.A. (1769-1830)
A PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG OFFICER
signed, dated and inscribed on an old label verso: Be pleased to keep away / from the damp & from dust / T Lawrence AE 13. / 178.3.
pastel with touches of black chalk
28.5 x 23cm

Provenance:
W.E. SPOONER
Anonymous sale, Phillips, London, 17.4.2000, Lot 196, sold for £2,400
Private collection, Britain

The son of an innkeeper Thomas Lawrence was one of the great artistic child prodigies, at the age of six, he was already taking likenesses of the guests at the Bear Inn. After the failure of his father's business they settled in Bath in 1782 where the young Lawrence used to take the likenesses of the fashionable members of society at a guinea or a guinea and a half a head; it is from this period that the present pastel dates. Works from such an early period of Lawrence's creativity are rarely to be found but the present picture should be compared to a similar oval pastel "Portrait of Maria Linley (1763-84)" in the Dulwich Picture Gallery with a similar dating. The esteem with which the pastels of the young Lawrence was held can be seen by his winning the prize of a silver-gilt palette of the Society of Arts for a crayon drawing after Raphael's "Transfiguration", which was recently on the market in New York.
Estimate:  £800 - 1200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 50
J.W. HAMILTON-MARR (19th CENTURY)
A GROUP OF WATERCOLOURS
Two signed: Hamilton-Marr ARCA
watercolour
Largest: 11 x 15cm

(3)
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 51
HERCULES BRABAZON BRABAZON (1821-1906)
A PAIR OF NORTH AFRICAN SCENES
each signed with monogram: HBB
pencil and charcoal heightened with white
each approx. 11 cm by 16.5 cm
(2)

Estimate:  £100 - 150 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £100
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