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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 276

    COUNT AMADEO PREZIOSI (MALTESE, 1816-1882)

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    COUNT AMADEO PREZIOSI (MALTESE, 1816-1882)
    The Hagia Sofia, Istanbul
    signed and dated 'Preziosi /1871' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour
    13¼ x 18½ in. (33.5 x 47 cm.)


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    Amadeo, the fifth count Preziosi, is best known and admired for his depictions of Istanbul, the city he made his home and favourite subject. After studying at the Ecôle des Beaux Arts in Paris, he left Europe for the city at the age of twenty-six and never returned.

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