Signed on the chariot: F.P.
Oil on canvas, 23cm by 32cm.
Lauri was born in Rome but was of Flemish origin. He specialised mainly in small-sized cabinet pictures of religious and mythological subjects. The 5th Earl of Exeter purchased at least ten of his works, which remain in the Collection. This painting is listed in the 1763 Inventory as: “The Japan Closet….the sun rising, Phillipo Laura“.