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    Sale 5857

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 183

    Circle of Antonio Verrio (Lecce c. 1639-1707 London)

    Allegory of Peace: study for a ceiling

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Antonio Verrio (Lecce c. 1639-1707 London)
    Allegory of Peace: study for a ceiling
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 25¼ in (64.8 x 64.2 cm)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the late Edward Croft-Murray (1907-1980)
    (lots 183 & 184)

    Edward Croft-Murray was Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum between 1954 and 1972, and author of Decorative Painting in England 1537-1837 (published in two volumes by Country Life in 1962 and 1970). He was an advisor on musical instruments at Christie's from 1974 until his death. In his obituary in the Burlington Magazine, J. Byam Shaw described him as 'a meticulous scholar, an enthusiastic connoisseur, and an endearing character' (February 1981, p.99).