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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 630

    Andrew Picken (1815-1845)

    A Madeiran Boy in native dress with black chickens on a wooden pole slung over his left shoulder

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    Andrew Picken (1815-1845)
    A Madeiran Boy in native dress with black chickens on a wooden pole slung over his left shoulder
    signed and dated 'A Picken 1842' (lower left)
    gouache, pencil and watercolour on paper
    unframed
    11 1/8 x 8½in. (28.1 x 21.6cm.)


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    Having returned from his first visit to Madeira in 1840 on which trip he made the drawings for the highly acclaimed Madeira Illustrated, a work that he subsequently published in that same year. Picken was again advised soon after his arrival in England to return to Madeira by his physicians after a bout of ill health. It is from this second visit that this charming watercolour dates

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