Borghetto JJ Pair of French Genre Paintings 1945 The Chemist and Snake Hunters
Borghetto JJ the Alchemist and the Snake Hunter 1945 Pair of large paintings in pendant of French origin; the first portrays an alchemist rather than a pharmacist or chemist sitting in his laboratory with glass tubes and stills. The smartly dressed man is sitting at the table while writing. At the bottom right a cartouche shows the inscription Homo versutus scientiam celat. Prov. XII V7. Below the signature J.J. Borghetto Juin 1945. The second painting with the same size represents three men with Nord European dresses hunting snakes with the help of forked sticks and spring clips to put them in a sack over the shoulder. At the lower left within a cartouche we find the inscription Coleban mutos serpentes Sap. II. V16. In the opposite corner, Borghetto’s signature.
height: 123,5 cm
width: 139,5 cm
depth: 2 cm
From Central Italy, a pair of oil on canvas paintings with figures, depicting biblical scenes of Esther and King Ahasuerus, dating back to late 18th century, of Italian School, 1780 circa, in good age related condition, set within painted and silvered antique frames.
According to the Hebrew Bible, Esther was a Jewish Queen of the Persian King Ahasuerus and this painting depicts her kneeling before Ahasuerus to beg him to spare her people.
This works of great impact, is of Italian origin, were hanged in a private palazzo in Milan.
Both canvas of this Italian pair of antique paintings have been relined and restored thirty years ago.
Measures: CANVAS :Height 130 cm, width 90 cm. FRAME SIZE : 145 BY 105 CM- 7 cm depth.
SHIPPING: A SAFE PACKING AND CRATING IN A CUSTOM-MADE FUMIGATED WOODEN BOX IS COMPULSORY AND WILL BE QUOTED SEPARATELY ACCORDING TO THE FINAL DESTINATION.