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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    David Roberts, R.A. (1796-1864)

    A view of L'Alhambra across the roof tops, Granada, Spain

    Price Realised  

    David Roberts, R.A. (1796-1864)
    A view of L'Alhambra across the roof tops, Granada, Spain
    inscribed and dated 'Part of the/ALHAMBRA18[33]/[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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    Provenance

    With Colnaghi's, London, 1985.
    Giorgio Marsan, a gift from Umberto Nasi.