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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    A PAIR OF FRENCH LITHOGRAPHS OF 'LA VERTU DE LUCRÉCE' AND 'CONSTANCE DE CORIOLAN'

    AFTER JEAN-FRANCOIS JANINET, 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH LITHOGRAPHS OF 'LA VERTU DE LUCRÉCE' AND 'CONSTANCE DE CORIOLAN'
    AFTER JEAN-FRANCOIS JANINET, 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a frieze of classical figures in a border of sunflowers, mounted on cream with chain border, in a giltwood moulded frame with stiff-leaf and beaded decoration, the lithograph inscribed in the bottom right corner 'Janinet sculp. 1789'
    15½ x 16½ in. (39.5 x 67 cm.) (2)


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    These reliefs evoke Roman virtues with one depicting Lucretia; and the other recalling the steadfastness of the legendary Roman hero Coriolanus on his departure from Rome. They were invented by Jean Guillaume Moitte (1746-1810) in 1789 , and engraved in 1795 by Jean-François Janinet (d.1810) (see G. Gramaccini, Jean-Guillaume Moitte, Berlin vol. II , 1993 fig 242). A pair of bas-reliefs from the same series by Janinet, was sold anonymously, Christie's, Paris, 17 October 2007, lot 12.

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