Firebacks

618mm tall

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    405 x 618 mm

    Description: Rectangular with arched, mirrored scrolls on top and central scallop shell; fillet edging; Pan, with a goat behind, trees to left and right; a putto above right; at the bottom, a separate rectangular panel with mirrored scrolled foliage.

    Notes: A scene apparently unrelated to a specific classical narrative, and without the customary decorated border.

    Copies of this fireback are known.

    Manufactured: in the early 18th century in England.

    Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.

    Museum number: NT/PET/M/75 (part of the National Trust museum group)