LEROY DE BARDE, Alexandre-Isidore
(b. 1777, Montreuil, d. 1828, Paris)

Selection of Shells Arranged on Shelves

Watercolour and gouache on heavy paper, 125 x 90 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This trompe-l'oeil painting belonged to the collection of Louis XVIII. The shells were painted in the Leverian Museum, a collection Sir Ashton Lever (1729-88) exhibited in London, and several come from private collections.

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