Cameo set in a gold brooch (6.
Portraits of William Constable by Giovanni Pichler, 1771
© Burton Constable Hall
- Agate & gold (cameo); cornelian intagio & gold (seal)
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,400 ( Total: £11,400)
- Acquired in:
- S J Phillips
25 cms across) and Cornelian intagio set in a gold seal (2.5 cms high) depicting portraits of William Constable. Pichler specialised in carving portrait cameos/intaglios for Grand Tourists in Rome.
Commissioned from Pichler by William Constable (1721-91); by descent to Raleigh Charles Joseph Chicester-Constable; probably sold circa 1950.