• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    Circle of Sir James Thornhill (Dorset 1675-1734)

    Bust of Vespasian; and Bust of Nero

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Sir James Thornhill (Dorset 1675-1734)
    Bust of Vespasian; and Bust of Nero
    The first inscribed 'VESPASIANO' (lower center); The second inscribed 'NERVA' (lower center)
    oil on canvas
    The first 30¼ x 25 3/8 in. (76.8 x 65.4 cm.); The second 30¼ x 25 3/8 (76.8 x 65.4 cm.)
    a pair (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Provenance

    The John Hobbs Collection Part I; Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, New York, 4 June 2002, lot 116, as 'Italian School'.