AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC AND MARBLE PANEL OF A PASTORAL SCENE, ROME CIRCA 1875-1900
AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC AND MARBLE PANEL OF A PASTORAL SCENE, ROME CIRCA 1875-1900
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PROPERTY FROM THE ROSALINDE AND ARTHUR GILBERT COLLECTION

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC AND MARBLE PANEL OF A PASTORAL SCENE, ROME CIRCA 1875-1900

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM THE ROSALINDE AND ARTHUR GILBERT COLLECTION

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC AND MARBLE PANEL OF A PASTORAL SCENE, ROME CIRCA 1875-1900

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:10,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property From The Rosalinde And Arthur Gilbert Collection

AN ITALIAN MICROMOSAIC AND MARBLE PANEL OF A PASTORAL SCENE, ROME CIRCA 1875-1900


set into a square of black marble, in a square giltwood frame, surface uneven

without frame: 30 x 30cm.; 11¾in.

Condition Report

In overall good restored condition. The uneven surface presents a bump to the middle -probably as a result of humidity. The top right area of the sky with signs of restorations. The frame with minor chipping and losses to gilding.

without frame: 30x30cm.

with frame: 47 x 47cm., 1ft. 6 1/2in.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

J. Stolper, New York, 1965.

Exhibited

Gilbert Collection, Permanent Display, Somerset House, London, 2000-2007.

Literature

J. H. Gabriel, with contributions by Anna Maria Massinelli and essays by Judy Rudoe and Massimo Alfieri, Micromosaics: The Gilbert Collection, London, 2000, cat. no. 95, pp. 163-164.

A. González-Palacios, The Art of Mosaics: Selections from the Gilbert Collection, Los Angeles, 1977, cat. no. 90, p.132.

A. González-Palacios, and Steffi Röttgen with essays by Steffi Röttgen, Claudia Przyborowski; essays and new catalogue material translated by Alla Theodora Hall, The Art of Mosaics: Selections from the Gilbert Collection, Los Angeles, 1982, cat. no.101, p.206.

A. C. Sherman, edited by M. Barbara Scheibel, The Gilbert Mosaic Collection, West Haven, 1971, cat. no. II, pp. 16-17.

Catalogue Note

The subject of this scene is after the Milanese painter and engraver Francesco Londonio (1723-1783), whose prints were often translated in micromosaics. Londonio’s depiction of the farmyard scene includes a man and woman plus a greater number and variety of animals: a donkey, sheep, goats, chickens and a dog, now at the Teylers Museum (inv. no. TvB G 3802). 

STONE: Marble and Hardstones
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