Lot 166
Richard Brookshaw (English, circa 1748-1799), Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette (Pair of Portraits)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mezzotints on laid paper, appear to be 18th century, titles include Louis XVI Roi de France et de Navarre and Marie Antoinette d'Autriche, Soeur de l'Empereur, Reine de France, in uniform matting and framing.

Frame dimensions 24 1/4 x 20 in.

From the Collection of the late Sterling Boyd, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sterling Boyd was a consummate collector and Southern gentleman. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he studied art history at Sewanee: The University of the South, Oberlin College, and received his doctorate from Princeton University. He shared his enthusiasm for the fine arts through positions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Boyd also taught and mentored future art historians at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and later headed the art department at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Following his academic and museum careers, Sterling Boyd channeled his talents for interior design and decoration. His Raleigh apartment was a cabinet of curiosities, each item carefully collected from his world travels and perfectly placed in his jewel box of a home.

Foxing and some toning; not examined out of frames.