• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 71

    William Simpson (1823-1899)

    Dharamsalla. From the Kangra Valley

    Price Realised  

    William Simpson (1823-1899)
    Dharamsalla. From the Kangra Valley
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Dharamsalla. From the Kangra Valley Wm. Simpson 1864' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with white on paper
    20 x 14in. (50.8 x 35.6cm.)


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    Provenance

    Commissioned from the artist by Queen Victoria and given by her to Lady Elgin, her private secretary, as a wedding gift, 1863.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of Paul Theroux


    Exhibited

    London, The Fine Art Society, Mr William Simpson of The Illustrated News, June-Oct. 1987, no. 47.