Pierre-Jacques Volaire (Toulon 1729-1800 Naples)
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 145, 186 & 204)
Pierre-Jacques Volaire (Toulon 1729-1800 Naples)

A mediterranean bay with figures unloading a man-o'-war, figures playing cards in the foreground, other vessels beyond

Details
Pierre-Jacques Volaire (Toulon 1729-1800 Naples)
A mediterranean bay with figures unloading a man-o'-war, figures playing cards in the foreground, other vessels beyond
signed 'le Cer Volaire f.' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
25¾ x 38¾ in. (65.4 x 98.4 cm.)
Provenance
H.H. Brand, Smuggler's Ridge, Eyhurst Close, Kingswood, Surrey; Christie's, London, 12 May 1950, lot 139, as 'J.A. Volaire' (unsold).
with Wildenstein & Co., London, by 1749, from whom acquired in 1952 by a private collector, and by descent until
Anonymous sale [The Property of a Private Collector]; Sotheby's, London, 11 December 2003, lot 38 (£48,000 to the present owner).

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