15 April 2008
Jose Roma Valencia 1784-1847
Flowers in a glass vase, with a Red Admiral, a basket of pink roses, a gourd, convolvuli, a tulip and other flowers on a stone pedestal; and Flowers in a vase decorated with the scene of Bacchus and Ariadne after Guido Reni, supported by putti, with oranges, peaches, and nasturtiums on a partially draped ledge
oil on canvas
24 5/8 x 30 in. 62.5 x 76.2 cm. each
a pair (2)
(Possibly) Richard Sutton.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 13 December 1996, lot 329.
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Reni's Bacchus and Ariadne was destroyed shortly after his death in 1650 but the image is widely known through contemporary copies and engravings by Bolognini and Frey.
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