• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 51

    Adrien Manglard (Lyon 1695-1760 Rome)

    A Mediterranean harbour with sailors loading a boat, a Genoese man-of-war; and A British man-of-war in rough seas

    Price Realised  

    Adrien Manglard (Lyon 1695-1760 Rome)
    A Mediterranean harbour with sailors loading a boat, a Genoese man-of-war; and A British man-of-war in rough seas
    the former indistinctly signed with monogram 'AM[?]' (lower centre, on the barrel)
    oil on canvas
    20 x 29 7/8 in. (50.8 x 76 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Sir Richard Wingfield (1550-1634) was granted Powerscourt by King James I in 1609 and created 1st Viscount Powerscourt in 1618. The title was revived for the third time in 1742 for Richard Wingfield (1697-1751), who commissioned the German born protégé, Richard Castle, to rebuild the house. In 1858, the 7th Viscount Powerscourt established a deer park around the 121 meter waterfall in the grounds, resulting in the successful introduction of the Japanese Sika to Ireland. The house and gardens remain highly celebrated.

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    Provenance

    The Viscount Powerscourt, Powerscourt, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, by 1878, and by descent; Christie's, Powerscourt sale, 24 September 1984 [=1st day], lot 15, as 'Circle of Claude Joseph Vernet'.


    Exhibited

    (The latter) London, Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibition of the Works of the Old Masters, 1878, no. 247, as 'Claude Joseph Vernet, A Calm' (lent by Viscount Powerscourt).