By Samantha Hughes-Johnson

Michelangelo Grigoletti, The Doge Francesco Foscari Condemning his Son to Banishment, 1842, oil on canvas. Mellors and Kirk © 2019.

Following the sale of Heath House, Tean (a Gothic Revival mansion in Staffordshire, England), Mellors and Kirk Fine Art Auctioneers have been instructed by the Phillips family to sell the contents of their former home. The auction takes place online on Tuesday 12 April, 2022 at 10.00am GMT.

Amongst the lots listed is Michelangelo Grigoletti’s The Doge Francesco Foscari Condemning his Son to Banishment. Painted in 1842, the artwork was commissioned by the Phillips family and was recorded by Joanna Phillips, in 1845, as being in situ within the house’s drawing room.

The auctioneers are also advertising a number of nineteenth-century copies of Italian Old Masters’ paintings, produced by the artists of Campanile in the Via Sistina, Rome and the Milani workshop in Florence.

Milani Copyists of Florence, Madonna della Sedia, 19th century copy after Raphael, c.1842, oil on canvas. Mellors and Kirk © 2019.
Campanile Copyists of Rome, The Cardsharps, 19th century copy after Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, c.1842, oil on canvas. Mellors and Kirk © 2019.

References: Anonymous, A Handbook of Rome and Its Environs, Salzwasser-Verlag GmBH, 2020.


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