• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 126

    Michel Jean Cazabon (1813-1888)

    Los Gallos, Icacos Bay

    Price Realised  

    Michel Jean Cazabon (1813-1888)
    Los Gallos, Icacos Bay
    watercolour and bodycolour on paper with scratching out
    10 7/8 x 17¼in. (27.7 x 43.8cm.)


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    The same subject, without some of the foreground detail in the present watercolour, was included in Cazabon's Album of Trinidad, Paris, 1857, pl.17 ('Los Gallos, Icacos Bay'). The sandstone rocks on the south-east tip of the island (named Trinidad by Columbus on 31 July 1498) were named 'los gallos' (fighting cocks), when Columbus anchored in the bay on 2 August 1498. Of the seven rocks seen in this watercolour, now only four remain due to coastal erosion.

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    Provenance

    Henry Fowler, Jamaica.