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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 390

    Louis-Jean Desprez (Auxerre 1743-1804 Stockholm)

    The Grotto of Posillipo, Naples

    Price Realised  

    Louis-Jean Desprez (Auxerre 1743-1804 Stockholm)
    The Grotto of Posillipo, Naples
    With inscription 'Desprez Grotte de Posilippe de nuit a Naples' on the mount
    watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, over etched outlines
    27 3/8 x 18¾ in. (70.5 x 47.6 cm.)


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    Another drawing of the Grotto of Posillipo with the same etched outlines, but different coloured wash is in the British Museum, London, Inv. 1864-12-10-438 (P. Lamers, Il viaggio nel Sud dell'Abbé de Saint-Non, Naples, 1995, p. 370, no. A.5).

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