• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 104

    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

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    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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