5 December 2013,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Nicolas-Charles de Silvestre (Versailles 1699-1767 Vermenton)
Quarrymen at work in the gardens of a country house
red chalk, the corners shaped, inscribed oval
9½ x 8 in. (24.1 x 20.3 cm.); and Mercury crowning Orpheus with laurels by Giovanni Battista Cipriani, R.A.
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Sir Bruce Ingram (2).
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