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PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A pair of late George III gilt-brass mounted enamel painted glass screens by James Pearson, 1800
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PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A pair of late George III gilt-brass mounted enamel painted glass screens by James Pearson, 1800
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A pair of late George III gilt-brass mounted enamel painted glass screens by James Pearson, 1800
depicting classical landscapes, one panel signed J Pearson 1800 to front and James Pearson 1800 to the reverse, the other signed J Pearson 1800 to front and J Pearson 1800 to reverse, on mahogany stands
120cm. high; 47¼in.
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Provenance

Christie’s London, Wateringbury Place, Kent, The property of David Style, 1 June 1978, lot 535;
Acquired from Riccardo Frandi & Silvia Mazzcato Antiquari, Forte dei Marmi, Italy, 1998;
Thence by descent

Catalogue Note

These enamel painted panels are by James Pearson (c.1740-1838), the Dublin-born glass painter who worked alongside his wife Eglington Margaret in London[1]. Pearson came to public attention through works shown at the Society of Artists of Great Britain in exhibitions held between 1775–77 and gained several notable patrons. His most famous work is perhaps the spectacular Brazen Serpent in the Wilderness, after a drawing by John Hamilton Mortimer (1741-1779), and now installed in the east window of Salisbury Cathedral[2]. Other examples of his work can be found in the in the Victoria and Albert Museum (C.135-1977 and C.134-1977) and the Royal Collection (RCIN 69047).

[1] Bryan, M., A Biographical Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, 1889, p. 264-265

[2] Ibid, p. 264-265

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