• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    Abram Louis Buvelot (1814-1888)

    An Indian village on the banks of a river with figures washing at the ghats

    Price Realised  

    Abram Louis Buvelot (1814-1888)
    An Indian village on the banks of a river with figures washing at the ghats
    signed and dated 'Ls Buvelot.1855.'
    watercolour on paper heightened with gum arabic
    unframed
    9½ x 12¼in. (24.1 x 31cm.)


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    In December 1854 Buvelot travelled to Calcutta with the Austrian artist Ferdinand Krumholz, hoping to establish a studio of photography and painting. The venture failed and in August 1855 Buvelot took an appointment as drawing master at a new industrial school at Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.

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