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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 219

    George F. Morrell, 20th Century

    'If London were on Saturn; The magnificent spectacle presented by the rings as seen from latitude 51'

    Price Realised  

    George F. Morrell, 20th Century
    'If London were on Saturn; The magnificent spectacle presented by the rings as seen from latitude 51'
    signed 'G.F. MORRELL' (lower right) and inscribed 'O.W.Wald/Part II/If London were on Saturn' (on the reverse of the mount)
    white, black and grey wash, heightened with white
    18¼ x 29¾ in. (46.4 x 75.6 cm.)


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    George Morrell wrote and illustrated articles on the planets and their orbits within the Solar system. The present watercolour was executed for reproduction in The Graphic in the 1910 October edition and depicts the rings of Saturn at their widest for that year observed from London as if it were on Saturn.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 26 November 1999, lot 179, where purchased by the present owner.


    Literature

    The Graphic, 29 October 1910, pp. 676-677