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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 130

    Edward Falkener (1814-1896)

    The Mosque of Ballat, Asia Minor, looking toward the Mihrab, or niche, indicating the position of Mecca

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    Edward Falkener (1814-1896)
    The Mosque of Ballat, Asia Minor, looking toward the Mihrab, or niche, indicating the position of Mecca
    pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of gold
    26 x 20in. (66 x 50.8cm.)


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    Falkener's paintings were not limited to quick observational sketches. He also produced more finished watercolours, as seen in the current work. In 1849, when Falkener returned to London after his travels, he devoted considerable time to making drawings for the restoration of ancient buildings. A selection of his drawings were exhibited at the Universal Exhibition in Paris of 1855, where they were awarded a grand medal of honour.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the watercolour was included in an exhibition at the British museum entitled Edward Falkener, a Victorian Orientalist which took place, without a catalogue, 16 January - 2nd May 1999.