1 July 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A SET OF FOUR CHINESE-EXPORT REVERSE PAINTINGS-ON-GLASS
LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
After French prints, one depicting a lady preparing for bed, another of her rising, another of her asleep on a canapé and another of her being courted by a gentleman, in George III giltwood frames, with dealers label 'Ellis & Smith PRINT SELLERS, Romney House, 39 SOUTH MOLTON STREET, LONDON, W.'
14½ x 11 in. (37 x 28 cm.) including frame (4)
Ellis & Smith, 39 South Molton Street, London.
By descent in the same family since the early 20th century.
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These reverse paintings-on-glass are possibly based on prints by Jean-Michel Moreau (known as Moreau le Jeune) (b. Paris, 1741; d. Paris, 1814).
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