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    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    French School, late 17th Century

    Vulcan's forge with King Louis XIV as Jupiter on a cloud above; and Minerva drawing plans, surrounded by putti, globes, painting materials and mathematical and musical instruments

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    French School, late 17th Century
    Vulcan's forge with King Louis XIV as Jupiter on a cloud above; and Minerva drawing plans, surrounded by putti, globes, painting materials and mathematical and musical instruments
    inscribed ' SPAVENTA E PIACE.' and 'IO' (interlaced) (i) and '·ALLA VIRTÙ ED ALLA GENTILLEZZA CEDE OGNI COSA·' and a crowned monogram 'DMD' (?) (the letters interlaced) (ii)
    traces of black chalk, bodycolour on vellum
    16 x 12 5/8 in. (40.5 x 32 cm.)
    (2)a pair


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