• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    A CONTINENTAL GILTWOOD AND DAMASK FRAME CONTAINING SIX PORTRAIT MINIATURES

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    A CONTINENTAL GILTWOOD AND DAMASK FRAME CONTAINING SIX PORTRAIT MINIATURES
    A gentleman, possibly a groom, in gilt-blue coat, wearing the Commander's Badge of the Order of Charles III and another order, by Florentin De Craene (Belgian, 1795-1852); together with a bride, with orange blossoms in her bouquet and hair, Spanish School, circa 1840; together with a lady in black dress with lace neckline, by Florentin De Craene; together with three miniatures, comprising a gentleman in black coat, a lady in plum dress, gold jewellery, and a lady in black dress, drop pendant earrings, all Spanish School, circa 1840
    The miniatures by De Craene signed on reverse 'Fl. De Craene, lo pinto.'
    on ivory, gilt-metal mounts
    the frame, 9 7/8 in. (25 mm.) wide; the miniatures, from 1 3/16 in. (30 mm.) to 2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) high


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    Florentin De Craene became a painter to the Ferdinando VII after moving from his native Belgium to Madrid in 1825. De Craene stayed in Madrid for the remainder of his life and was commissioned to paint many members of the Royal family and the court.

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