Lot 950 - 07 Nov 2017
Autumn Fine Auction
A mid-19th century Italian micromosaic panel of The Roman Forum in the manner of Domenico Moglia, centred by the Temple of Saturn and the three surviving Corinthian columns of the Temple of Vespasian and Arch of Septimius Severus, and with the Colosseum to the distance and a coach and horses ascending to the right, the panel within red strung line and black marble border and set into original metal frame and with carved giltwood frame (possibly original), the plaque 28.8cm x 14.5cm, the image 11.8cm x 26.2cm, the frame 22cm x 37cm. Illustrated
Footnote: A micromosaic panel of comparable quality and depicting a similar view by Moglia is on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, and is currently on display in Los Angeles County Museum.
Provenance: from a private collection in East Anglia. The plaque in good overall condition but a little dirty, some scuffing from contact with frame. Frame slightly tired and worn and with losses to gilding. We strongly suggest viewing this item in person.