29 October 1999
BOLOGNESE SCHOOL, circa 1740
A personification of Peace
oil on canvas
24 x 19.3/8 in. (61 x 49.2 cm.)
in a French frame stamped 'Malet'
Joan Penelope Cope, Bramshill Park, Hampshire, 1932 [subsequently Lady Cope-Strachan] (according to a label on the reverse).
Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 4 December 1964, lot 105, as Pompeo Batoni (1,100 gns. to Agnew).
with Thos. Agnew & Sons as Uberto Gandolfi.
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An attribution to Joseph-Marie Vien has been suggested.
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