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    Sale 13731

    Brian Sewell - Critic & Collector

    27 September 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    Max Schmidt (Berlin 1818-1901 Königsberg)

    Ruins near Termessus in Antalya, with mountains behind; and A view of Antalya, with the Mediterranean sea and mountains behind

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    Max Schmidt (Berlin 1818-1901 Königsberg)
    Ruins near Termessus in Antalya, with mountains behind; and A view of Antalya, with the Mediterranean sea and mountains behind
    inscribed 'Ruinen, 6, […] von Adalia […]' and dated '7/10 43.' and 'Na[..] Termessus./ (nach Daniello) [?]' and with number '19.' (i) and inscribed 'Adalia' and with number '4' (ii)
    pencil and watercolour, unframed
    9½ x 13¾ in. (24 x 34.8 cm.)
    (2)a pair


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    The views in Antalya in this and the following lot reflect Brian Sewell's love of Aegean Turkey, where he travelled extensively and often from 1975, as recorded in his book, South from Ephesus, London, 1988. The remote site of Termessus was a particular favourite (see pp. 203-10).

    The present views of ‘Adalia’, modern day Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, were made on Max Schmidt’s first extended voyage to the Middle East in 1843-45. The drawing in the following lot depicting the Antaliiskaya fortress in Antalya was made on the same journey and another drawing from the same excursion showing Saint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, inscribed and dated 'Sinai/ 13/24 44', was sold in these Rooms, London, 7 July 2015, lot 63.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25 November 1982, part of lot 189, where purchased by Brian Sewell.