7 July 2000
Attributed to Hendrik Willem Schweickardt (Brandenburg 1746-1797 London)
A capriccio of a Mediterranean harbour with Orientals by classical ruins and a statue of Diana; and A capriccio of a Mediterranean harbour with Orientals and an elegant family by classical ruins and a statue of Hercules
oil on canvas
92½ x 68 in. (247.5 x 172.7 cm.)
a pair (2)
Anon. Sale, Sotheby's, Monaco, 25 June 1984, lot 3323 (sold £35,000).
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For the attribution, compare with the pair of paintings, one of which was signed and dated 1777, formerly at the Minnesota Museum of Fine Arts and sold, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, 16-17 June 1976, lot 86.
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