4 July 2006
Louis Vidal (Marseille 1754-1805)
Butterflies and moths around a branch of white grapes (Queen of Spain Argynnis lathonia; Spurge Hawk Moth Hyles euphorbiae; Silver-studded Blue Plebejus argus; Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas; Pale November Moth Epirrita christyi; Painted Lady Vanessa cardui; Eyed Hawk Moth Smerinthus ocellata; Five-Spot Burnet Zygaena trifolii decreta; a further five common moths, a caterpillar and a blue beetle).
watercolour, on a late 19th Century English mount
5¾ x 9 in. (145 x 228 mm.)
Dr J. Percy (L. 1504); Christie's, London, 24 April 1890, lot 1484 (£4 to Rome).
William Rome, Creeksea Place; Christie's, London, 21 December 1907, lot 41 (£1 10 s to Fenton).
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