'The Sharp Family', 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany
'The Sharp Family', 1779-1781, (1942). Portrait of the musical and aptly named Sharps aboard their sailing barge 'Apollo' on the River Thames at Fulham in London: Mary Lloyd-Baker (nee Sharp), Elizabeth Prowse (nee Sharp), Ann Jemima Sharp, Catherine Sharp (nee Barwick), Catherine Sharp (nee Lodge), Frances Sharp, Granville Sharp, James Sharp, John Sharp, Judith Sharp, Mary Sharp (nee Dering), William Sharp, surgeon to George III. From "English Music', by W. J. Turner. [Collins, London, 1942]
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'Apollo, the Muses and Chronos', c1730, (1928). Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
'Apollo, the Muses and Chronos', c1730, (1928). Design for a ceiling, pen with wash on paper. At one time known to have been in the collection of the Sartorio Collection, Trieste, Italy. Italian Venetian painter and printmaker Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770), worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain. He was commissioned to carry out frescoes in churches and palaces, and was elected President of the Academy of Padua. As well as his large-scale majestic works, he also produced etchings and oil paintings, and is widely regarded as one of the most important artists of the period. Illustration from The Drawings of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Volume I, by Detlev Baron Von Hadeln. [The Pegasus Press, Paris, 1928]
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The 'Lansdowne Throne'
The 'Lansdowne Throne'. Covered by a cloak, and with a snake, box and quiver carved on it, the throne symbolizes the power of a deity, perhaps Apollo. Country of Origin: Italy. Culture: Roman. Date/Period: late 1st C BC to 2nd C AD. Place of Origin: (partially restored in the 18th C). Material Size: marble. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu . Location: 07.
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