19thC Painted 'Shakespearean' Screen from Italy

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19thC Painted 'Shakespearean' Screen from Italy

AEOLOGY at RELIC ANTIQUES
Rare and Beautiful 'Oil on Canvas' Hand-Painted Screen from Italy in the early 19th century and depicting various celebrated Shakespearean theatrical characters ..

The 5 panels of the screen are set on individual wooden frames and are joined with hinges. The vertical sides of the frames extend beneath the bottom edges of the canvas creating 'feet' for the screen. (see main photo)

The characters depicted are almost certainly inspired by the Italian operatic or theatrical versions of Shakespeare.'s 'The Merchant of Venice'. ('Shakespeare in Italy' was a recent BBC series outlining the years Shakespeare possibly lived there and Italians' long time love affair with the 'Bard' )


Made in Italy circa 1780-1840. Measures 77 inches tall x 96 wide (197 x 245 cms) In Good Condition.

...Folded measurement is 77 ins x 19 x 5 ( 198 x 49 x 12 cms)

Dimensions: 

  • H: 195cm (76.77in)
  • W: 245cm (96.46in)

Period: 

circa 1780-1840

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A pioneer in decorative antiques, Malcolm has been in the business since giving up law studies and given his passion for French and Mediterranean art and traditions, it seems apt that his London shop/warehouse nestles beside the Eurostar Rail Terminus at London's St Pancras Station.

One of the foremost dealers in naive objects, folk art, fairground carvings and the visually decorative, he is driven by his love for objects that fire the imagination. Renowned for unearthing pieces with a rare magical quality, he sources the original, the one-off and the inspiration for regular long time clients and dealers or for newer contacts seeking either something beautiful for their homes or just the making of a good investment.

A visit to Relic Antiques 'Antique Warehouse' is guaranteed to open a door to a star quality stock. Expect the unexpected, from simple craftsman made pieces, or the flippantly amusing like period shop signs and fairground art, to the more sophisticated such as charming paintings and unusual examples of country furniture.

When in London visit the 'Antique Warehouse' which is located at 133-135 Pancras Road, London NW1 1UN and though normally open late afternoons only (3pm-6pm) on weekdays and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays, it is always worth calling ahead to make sure we are open. Also by appointment. Telephone +44 (0)7831 785059.

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