22 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Chinese School, early 19th Century
Study of a Breadfruit plant, Artocarpus altilis
numbered '32' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic
15 x 18 7/8 in. (38.1 x 48 cm.)
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Decorative botanical watercolours were much sought after by wealthy European merchants based in South East Asia in the early 19th Century.
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