London, South Kensington
22 May 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Abigail offering food to King David and his followers, a fan, the leaf painted with Abigail kneeling before David who stands outside a pink tent, the verso with the Archangel Michael appearing to Hagar in the desert of Beersheba, and pointing out a well, her son Ishmael is sleeping nearby, the sticks alternately in pairs of mother of pearl and horn, carved, pierced and gilt with portraits, urns of flowers and putti - 10in. (25cm.), French, circa 1750
See Colour Plate 3
Collection of Madame Gorand- Hurtes, Christie's South Kensington, 25 May 1999 lot 175
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The recto: I Sam. 25; the verso Gen. 21:9-21.
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