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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 191

    Andrew Nicholl, R.H.A. (1804-1886)

    A view of the fortifications from Galle Face, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Price Realised  

    Andrew Nicholl, R.H.A. (1804-1886)
    A view of the fortifications from Galle Face, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    inscribed indistinctly 'The fortifications of Colombo, from the Galle Face Colombo,/Christmas Day in Ceylon' (on the reverse)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with scratching out and touches of white heightening
    17½ x 28 7/8 in. (44.5 x 73.4 cm.)
    in original frame


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    The present watercolour shows a shrine in Colombo with a figure in native dress. The city's ancient fortifications can be seen retreating into the horizon and a frieze of convolvulus dominates the foreground. This frieze effect is reminiscent of his Dublin flower paintings of the 1830s.

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    Provenance

    With Hazlitt Gooden & Fox, London.


    Literature

    Crookshank & Glin, The Watercolours of Ireland, 1994, p. 169, pl. 225.