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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 131

    A CHINESE-EXPORT REVERSE MIRROR PAINTING

    LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A CHINESE-EXPORT REVERSE MIRROR PAINTING
    LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Depicting Clairon and Melpomene, Clairon seated with volumes by Corneille, Racine, Voltaire and Crebillon beside her, Pegasus and a tempietto beyond, in a painted border simulating a frame, with ribbon-tied laurel garland, inscribed 'PROPHETIE ACOMPLIE.', the lower edge inscribed 'J'ai prédit que CLAIRON illustreroit la Scene Et mon espoire n'a pomtété decu: Ella a couronné Melpomene, Melpomene lui rend cequelle en a recu. GARRICK.', enclosed by a border of trailing flowers, in a 19th century giltwood frame
    14 x 11¾ in. (35.5 x 30 cm.)


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