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Francesco Lavagna

A still life of summer flowers including pink roses, in a gilt vase; and A still life of flowers, including narcissi and a lily in a gilt vase with a handle

Property of the Marquess of Downshire

Francesco Lavagna

Francesco Lavagna

A still life of summer flowers including pink roses, in a gilt vase; and A still life of flowers, including narcissi and a lily in a gilt vase with a handle

A still life of summer flowers including pink roses, in a gilt vase; and A still life of flowers, including narcissi and a lily in a gilt vase with a handle

Property of the Marquess of Downshire

Francesco Lavagna

Active second half of the 18th century

A still life of summer flowers including pink roses, in a gilt vase; and A still life of flowers, including narcissi and a lily in a gilt vase with a handle


a pair, both oil on canvas

each unframed: 28.6 x 21.1 cm.; 11¼ x 8¼ in.

each framed: 48.3 x 41.4 cm.; 19 x 16¼ in.

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Both canvases are lined, and both paint surfaces are very dirty with discoloured varnishes. Both paint surfaces show evidence of slight wear. There are some minor scuff marks visible in both and both also have some visible discoloured retouchings in the background. Inspection under ultraviolet is impeded by the thick, fluorescing varnish. Only a handful of small retouchings are revealed in both. It is easier to perceive intervention with the naked eye. Both paintings would benefit from restoration. 


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In the family collection of the Marquess of Downshire for three generations.
We are grateful to Dott. Alberto Crispo for proposing the attribution to Francesco Lavagna upon inspection of digital images.