18 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Pietro Neri Scacciati (active 1715- d. 1749)
Three crested Fowl
with a collector's initials 'J.B.M. de.R.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
23½ x 28¾in. (59.7 x 78cm.)
Mrs. Arthur James, 3 Grafton Street, W1 and Cotton House, Rugby; (+) Christie's, 15 Oct. 1949, lot 93, as Spanish School (18gns. to Keswick).
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