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A Still Life of Flowers and Guinea Pigs, by Louis Vagnier.

Oil on canvas, 126 x 100.5cm. Signed lower left: Louis Vagnier f Turin.

The painting was one of two by the artist (see PIC515) purchased by John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), whilst on the Grand Tour and which appear in the 1688 Burghley Inventory.

In the 1763 Inventory his great grandson, Brownlow, the 9th Earl (1725-1793), recorded: ‘the North dressing room … two flower pieces by Louis Vagneer of Turrin.’ (Sic).


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