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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 400

    A SET OF FOUR NORTH ITALIAN WALLPAPER PANELS, PIEDMONTESE SCHOOL

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF FOUR NORTH ITALIAN WALLPAPER PANELS, PIEDMONTESE SCHOOL
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Emblematic of the Four Seasons, each with figures at various pursuits within giltwood moulded frames, relined on canvas, restorations
    Each 81 x 57½ in. (205 x 146 cm.) (4)


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    The figures in the detail of the panel (illustrated opposite) are probably playing 'palla a bracciale', a form of pallone which was popular in Naples in the 18th Century. Balls are struck back and forth with a wooden cylinder, called a bracciale, which is worn over the forearm. The game is shown in Antonio Joli's, King Ferdinand IV and Queen Caroline of Naples attending a game of palla a bracciale, sold Christie's London, 17 December 1999, (lot 69).

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    Provenance

    With Pietro Accorsi, Turin.