• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 203


    Price Realised  


    A young officer, in dark blue uniform with silver-bordered red collar, silver epaulette, dark hair and moustache (by Diego Monroy y Aguilera, 1796-1856); a lady, in black dress with Swiss muslin fichu, coral necklace and earrings, upswept hair dressed with a gem-set comb (by José Delgado y Meneses, 1775-1855); a gentleman, in mauve coat, wearing an order, powdered hair (Continental School, circa 1770/80)
    The officer signed 'Monroy' (mid-right); the lady signed 'Meneses' (lower right)
    all on ivory
    rectangular, circular and oval respectively, from 2¼ in. (57 mm.) to 2 5/8 in. (66mm.) high (3)

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    Diego Monroy y Aguilera was born in Cordoba. He was appointed official painter to King Ferdinand VII (1784-1833) in 1819.

    José Delgado y Meneses was born in Sanluca de Barrameda, Cadiz, and painted numerous portraits of the Royal Family, including King Ferdinand.

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