A mandolin with a book of music on a blue and gold cushion, with fruit on a partially draped ledge
oil on canvas
27 x 3612 in. (68.6 x 92.7 cm.)
William Canvendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720-1764), Devonshire House, London, by 1761, and by descent to,
Andrew Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire (1920-2004), Chatsworth; London; Christie's, London, 27 June 1958, lot 10 (315 gns. to L. Roger).
R. Dodsley, London and its Environs Described, London, 1761, II, p. 230, listed in the Great Dining Room.
T. Martyn, The English Connoisseur: Containing an Account of Whatever is Curious in Painting, Sculpture..., London, 1766, I, p. 48, listed in the Great Dining Room.
M. Kirby Talley, ''Small, usuall, and vulgar things': Still-life painting in England, 1635-1760', The Walpole Society, XLIX, 1983, p. 191.
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