22 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
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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