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Thomas Shotter Boys, NWS

Thomas Shotter Boys, NWS) On the canal, Braunschweig, Germany Signed and dated l.l.: T.S. Boys 1865, watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with white and scratching out 44.5 x 31.7 cm; 17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches Provenance John Spink; Christie’s, 5 July 2011, lot 176 Exhibited New Water-colour Society, 1865, no. 270 (£20) Literature…

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Edward William Cooke, R.A.

Edward William Cooke, R.A. (1811-1877) The Salute and the Dogana from the Guidecca Signed l.l.: E.W. Cooke RA./14 Oc4.1877, inscribed below and above with locations, pencil 15.8 x 26.8 cm; 6 ¼ x 10 ½ inches Edward William Cooke spent ten seasons in Venice from 1850-1877, entranced by the city’s architecture like so many artists…

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Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Edward Lear (1812-1888) Tourists in the Baths of Titus, Rome SOLD Inscribed and dated l.l.: Baths of Titus.Feb 4 40, pen and brown ink over pencil 8.6 x 12.4 cm; 3 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches Return to Magick Land

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William Callow, Venice

William Callow, R.W.S. (1812-1908) Venice from the Dogana Signed, inscribed and dated l.r.: VENICE Wm Callow/1857., watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with touches of white 24 x 32.2 cm; 9 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches Provenance Leger Galleries, 1962; Private collection, by descent until 2018 Exhibited Society of Painters in Water-Colours, London, 1857; Leger…

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Myles Birket Foster

Myles Birket Foster, R.W.S. (1825-1899) The Duomo, Milan Signed with monogram l.l., watercolour over pencil heightened with white 12.5 x 15.6 cm; 4 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches Return to Magick Land

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William Callow, Padua

William Callow, RWS (British, 1812–1908) The Palazzo di Ezzolino, Padua Signed and dated l.l.: Wm Callow/1885., watercolour over pencil with scratching out and touches of white 37.4 x 26.7 cm; 14¾ x 10½ inches Exhibited: Probably the Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1885, entitled A Relic of Venetian Architecture in Padua. This colourful drawing shows…

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William Callow, Venice

William Callow, RWS (British, 1812–1908) The Piazzetta, Venice Signed and dated l.r.: Wm Callow/1870, watercolour over pencil with scratching out 37 x 27 cm; 14½ x 10⅝ inches Exhibited: The Society of Painters in Water-colours, 1870, The Piazzetta, Venice. This engaging watercolour shows the famous statues of the Lion of St Mark and St Theodore…

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Edward Lear, Pentedatilo

Edward Lear (British, 1812–1888) Pentedatilo, Calabria Signed with monogram l.r., inscribed l.l.: Pentedatilo, watercolour and bodycolour on laid paper 11.4 x 20.9 cm; 4½ x 8¼ inches Provenance: Private collection, UK, until 2018. Literature: Jasmine Jagger, ‘Moving Lines’, Apollo, December 2018, pp. 87–91, ill. p. 91. One seem’d all dark and red – a tract…

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James Holland, Venice

James Holland, OWS (British, 1799–1870) The Ospedale Civile, Venice Signed with monogram and dated 24th. Octr. 57. l.r., watercolour over pencil 18.5 x 24.3 cm This free sketch is a delightful example of Holland’s virtuosity. He first visited Venice in 1835 and was to return throughout the rest of his life, inspired by the beauty…

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Edward Lear, Monte Generoso

Edward Lear (1812-1888) The plains of Lombardy from Monte Generoso Inscribed and dated l.l.: Monte Generoso/1879, and further inscribed with colour notes, pen and brown ink over pencil 25 x 51.5 cm Lear returned to Varese and Monte Generoso, on the border between Italy and Switzerland between lakes Lugano and Como, from June 29 to…

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