The angel announcing the end of the war of Marathon

Large oil on canvas depicting the end of the Marathon War.

The first Persian war was in -490 BC between the Persians and the Athenians. The most famous battle is that of the beach of Marathon won by Athenians.

Philippides an Athenian messenger soldier is famous for having traveled the distance Marathon-Athens to warn the king of their victory. He died following this race due to dehydration. In our painting, the bas-relief at the bottom left of the composition represents this historic moment. Philippides announces, with his last breath, to the king the end of the war.

Circa 1875
Italy

Young man, english school XVIII

Oil on canvas depicting a young man against a landscape background.

This young man is probably the young Charles Beauclerk (1670 – 1726), the first Duke of Saint-Albans, son of King Charles II and his mistress Nell Gwynne.

18th century
English School
Surroundings of the painter Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)

Children’s game, 1775

The portrait of a child became a popular genre in Europe in the 16th century, it was during the Age of Enlightenment that it developed in France. However, the petite models are still often subject to the codes of the official portrait, showing them in their most cultured aspect.

Moreover, the child is never alone if it is not the exceptional child who is a royal child or the Child Jesus.
The canvas represented is of high quality and extremely rare because children are represented with toys.

This canvas can bring us closer to the realities and their daily life in the 18th century

On the left side of the painting, signature 1775 and illegible signature

Oil on canvas
France 1775

Royal child, Spain XVIIth century

Baroque painting representing the portrait of a child in royal dress.
The crimson scarf that goes from the shoulder to the hip is a fashion of the royal court of Spain in the 17th century.

Frame carved in gilded wood

Follower of Velasquez (1599-1660)
Late XVII Spain

 

Portrait of a young woman

Oil on canvas depicting a young woman with bare shoulders against a landscape background.

Frame carved in gilded wood
Empire
Early 19th century

Pair of portrait in pastel by Louis Vigée

These pastels represent two sisters.

Louis Vigée (1715-1767) is a French pastel artist specializing in portraits, member of the Academy of Saint Luke. He had two children, including the famous portrait painter Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun.

18th century
Gilded wooden frame,
France

Portrait of a woman of quality

Oil on canvas depicting a woman with a haircut garcette.
This hairstyle made fashionable by Anne of Austria in the 1620s will become an essential hairstyle until 1680.

Late 17th century,
France