3 December 2014
Michele Rocca (Parma ?1666-in or after 1751 ?Venice)
Bacchus and Ariadne; and Daphnis and Chloe
oil on canvas
11½ x 28¼ in. (29.2 x 72 cm.)
F. Hanbury Williams, Coldbrook Park, Monmouthshire (†); Christie's, 17 March 1888, lot 15, as 'Amiconi' [sic] (7 gns. to the following),
with Agnew's, London, where probably acquired by the family of the present owner.
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London, Heim Gallery, Baroque Art for The Collector, 7 November-23 December 1969, nos. 25 and 26, as 'Jean Baptiste van Loo'.
Please note that there is additional literature for this lot:
G. Sestieri, Michele Rocca e la pittura rococò a Roma, Florence, 2004, p. 215, N. 28A, illustrated.
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