A landscape with Apollo guarding the herds of Admetus and Mercury stealing them

A landscape with Apollo guarding the herds of Admetus and Mercury stealing them - Huile sur toile signée

Lot n° 49
50,8cmx68,8cm

Provenance

Welbore Ellis Agar (1735-1805), Commissioner of Customs, by whom bequeathed as part of his collection to his illegitimate sons, Welbore Felix Agar and Emmanuel Felix Agar; Christie's, London, 2-3 May 1806, lot 36, where acquired before the sale en bloc with the whole Agar collection, by 
William Seguier, on behalf of Robert, 2nd Earl Grosvenor, later 1st Marquess of Westminster (1767-1845), Eaton Hall, Cheshire, and by descent in the family to
Hugh Richard Arthur, 2nd Duke of Westminster (1879-1953); (†) Sotheby’s, London, 24 June 1959, lot 10, where acquired by the present owner.