30 April 2010,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 11,875
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
Attributed to Paolo de Matteis (Salerno 1662-1728 Naples)
The Triumph of Galatea; and Civilisation and the Arts paying tribute to a herm of Mercury
oil on canvas, upper corners made up
16 5/8 x 53 3/8 in. (42.2 x 135.5 cm.)
a pair (2)
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We are grateful to Professor Elizabeth McGrath of the Warburg Institute for suggesting that these decorative overdoors may symbolise two of the Four Elements, namely Earth and Water.
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