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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 221

    ROSALBA CARRIERA (ITALIAN, 1675-1757)

    Thomas Harvey, in plum satin mantle, gold and salmon brocaded silver banyan, white knotted lace cravat, lightly powdered dark curling periwig

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    ROSALBA CARRIERA (ITALIAN, 1675-1757)
    Thomas Harvey, in plum satin mantle, gold and salmon brocaded silver banyan, white knotted lace cravat, lightly powdered dark curling periwig
    inscribed on the reverse, 'W[...] of Mr. Harvey by Rosalba Rosa Alba Carriera a venetian lady died 1755 aged [...]'
    on ivory
    oval, 3½ in. (89 mm.) high, silver frame with spiral cresting


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    Similar miniatures of gentlemen were exhibited, Venice, Galleria di Palazzo Cini a San Vio, 2007, Rosalba Carriera 'prima pittrice de l'Europa'. For more information see the exhibition catalogue, nos. 50-55, illustrated in colour pp. 170-175. For further comparable miniatures of gentlemen by Rosalba see A. Scarpa, Omaggio a Rosalba Carriera, Venice, 1997, pp. 16-20.

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    Provenance

    C. J. W. Blackett, Esq.; Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1968, lot 75.
    Christie's, London, 18 February 1969, lot 102.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION