Beautiful Chinese European-subject reverse-glass painting made during the Qing dynasty circa year 1790. This rare glass painting is a replica of Sir Joshua Reynolds work “A Nymph and Cupid: ‘The Snake in the Grass’” which was painted in 1784 and is a part of the collection at Tate. The woman posing for Venus in this painting was most likely the famous Lady Emma Hamilton (1765-1815) who was a popular muse, the wife of Sir William Hamilton and mistress of Lord Nelson. Height: 65 cm | Width: 50 cm
19th century white marble. H 77 cm.
Beautiful painting depicting an Italian landscape signed by Gustaf Wilhelm Palm (1810-1890). Palm was a Swedish landscape painter and professor. He lived in Rome for eleven years where he became the central figure of the colony of Swedish painters in Italy.
Sculpture after Giovanni da Bologna, ca 1529-1698. Flanders, Italy. Black and green patinated bronze and metal. Silver Plaque Engraved: "Herrn Direktor Ad. Storm, zum 25-jährigen Amtsjubiläum gewidmet von der Hamburg - Amerika Linie 1886-1911." Height: 171 cm
Signed by Guglielmo Pugi (1850-1915) who worked in Florence. The bust depicts Juliette Récamier (1777-1849) who was a famous hostess and intellectual of her time.
Sculpture of The Column of Phocas which stands at Foro Romano in Rome
Neoclassical Cararra marble bust of Pauline Bonaparte Height 67 cm