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A finely painted mid 19th century papier mache mounted panel of 'Sancho & the Duchess', in a gilded frame. This is after Charles Robert Leslie.
Various 'Japanners' were creating work of this quality such as the company Jennens & Bettridge from Birmimgham.
The panel is surrounded by a shaped & gilded edge & is mounted onto green fabric, framed within a gilded wooden frame. This panel was possibly originally a hand held face screen.
This subject was influenced from the 'Don Quixote' books where the character 'Sancho' became the Squire to Don Quixote & they had many adventures together.
This oil is of fine quality & on closer examination there appears to be some marks on the surface, however these are fragments from the gilt edging lying on the surface of the panel.
Size of complete frame: Size of panel only:
Height: 16'' / 41cm Height: 10'' / 25.5cm
Width: 16.5'' / 42.5cm Width: 11'' / 28cm
Depth: 1.25'' / 3cm Depth: 0.25'' / 0.5cm
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