12 - 13 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
David Roberts, R.A. (1796-1864)
A view of L'Alhambra across the roof tops, Granada, Spain
inscribed and dated 'Part of the/ALHAMBRA18/[Feb 1st]' (lower right, overmounted)
pencil and watercolour
6¼ x 9 3/8 in. (16 cm. x 24 cm.)
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Roberts first travelled to Spain in 1832 and was one of the first British painters to discover picturesque towns such as Granada, Cordoba and their surrounding countryside. Roberts was fascinated and excited to see the Alhambra and executed numerous sketches, describing in letters to home the many pleasant days he spent in painting views of the old Moorish Palace in Granada.
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With Colnaghi's, London, 1985.
Giorgio Marsan, a gift from Umberto Nasi.