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Marseilles by Thomas Compigne

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Artist: Thomas Compigne

Two views of Marseilles by Thomas Compigne, pressed tortoiseshell covered with two-coloured gold leaf and within the original organic composition frames and behind glass.

 

French circa 1760.

 

One titled around the circumference to the effect that this is the second view of Marseilles and with his name and workshop address.

 

dia:4 1/8th inch

 

Thomas Compigne was a peintre and tabletier (in England a toy maker) who worked under the patronage of Louis XV. He was based in the Rue Grenetta at the 'Roi David'. His speciality were exquisite pictures of country houses, townscapes and landscapes. These were executed in gouache, silver and gold on a pewter or tortoiseshell ground and were much admired and sought after by the rich cognoscenti.

 

Item Code: 2489

£ 4250

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