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)

English writing case, Chippendale style

Lady-shaped Chippendale-style walnut writing desk.
This splendid office dating from the end of the 19th century. It is a shaped walnut piece of furniture, Lady Chippendale style model. In addition to being functional, it is also a fine example of elegance, thanks to the refined choice of wood and decorations of which it is made.

He can be considered the most famous English cabinetmaker of this period.

Second half of the 19th century

 

Sculpture representing St Michel

The archangel is depicted in a dynamic pose which may indicate that the angel was in action. Originally holding a sword, his attribute. He wears a curly “crown” hairdo framing a youthful face, his head bowed in a serene expression.

Work of the first half of the XVIIIth probably from the South of France.

Fratino dining table, Florence

Blue polychrome fratino table
One-piece top

A fratino is a long table made up of a one-piece top connected by one or more crosspieces. These tables were found in the refectories of convents.

Circa 1820,
Florence, Italy

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