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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858)

    Embarcation on the shore, Rio de Janeiro (1822-25)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858)
    Embarcation on the shore, Rio de Janeiro (1822-25)
    with the Kupferstichkabinett (Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich) stamp and stamped 'Veräussert 1928' and numbered '18249 e50' on the reverse
    pencil on paper
    4¾ x 10 1/8in. (12.1 x 25.7cm.)
    There is a sketch of Rio de Janeiro on the reverse


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    Provenance

    Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, by whom de-accessioned in the sale of 600 Rugendas drawings to J. Walsh Rodrigues in 1928.


    Literature

    N. Carneiro, Rugendas no Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 1979, illustrated p.82.
    P. Diener, Rugendas, 1802-1858, Cátalogo Razonado, Augsburg, 1997, p.150, BR-D 162 ("Desembarco en Rio de Janeiro; negros y marineros en la costa, 1822-5").
    P. Diener and M. da Fátima Costa, Rugendas e o Brasil, Sao Paulo, 2002, p.264, C-18.