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"An Academy" 1728

Watermark: Lily in a double circle; lengthy inscription begins : "A Giovani Studiosi del Disegno...Vivete felici." CRE DORIGNY, Nicolas; (French; 1652-1746) AFTER MARATTA, Carlo; (Italian; 1625-1713) PUB FREY, Jacob NFA assisted purchase. Dorigny has an important place in the development of the arts in Britain. Born in Paris, he was the grandson of Simon Vouet, a French painter in the Roman tradit…