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[A wealthy older man offering coins to a young woman, her hand raised in rejection.]
[A wealthy older man offering coins to a young woman, her hand raised in rejection.] Dedié à Monseigneur le Prince de Galitzin, Ambassadeur de Russie é la Cour de Vienne Par son trés humble et trés obeissant Serviteur Q. Mark.
peint par Braun. gravé par Q. Mark en 1786.
Engraving. 460 x 330mm (18 x 13"), large margins. Repaired tear in title, creasing below platemark.
A composition in an arched frame, with the old man wearing a fur hat, coins and jewels on the sill, and a parrot sitting on top of its cage. Under the sill is a bas-relief of putti, one of whom holds a mask before his face while the others grab onto a goat.
The painting is now in the Saratov Art Museum, Inv. Ah-65.
[Ref: 57535]   £320.00  
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