22 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
Luigi Mayer (circa 1755-1803)
The cemetery at Caccamo in the province of Karamania, Turkey
Signed 'L. Mayer dipinse' and inscribed 'SARCOFAGO COLOSSALE CON ISCRIZIONE QUADRILATERA BEN CONSERVATA ESISTENTE NEL FONDO DEL PORTO DI CACCAMO IN CARAMANIA' (colossal sarcophagus with four-sided inscription well conserved found in the lower part of the port of Caccamo in Caramania)
black chalk, pen and grey ink, watercolour, bodycolour
18 7/8 x 25 in. (48 x 63.5 cm.)
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Sir Robert Ainslie; Christie's, London, 10 March 1809.
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