• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    William Wyld (1806-1889)

    A view of St. Mark's Square, The Doge's Palace and the Campanile, Venice

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    William Wyld (1806-1889)
    A view of St. Mark's Square, The Doge's Palace and the Campanile, Venice
    signed 'W WYLD' (lower right, on a boat)
    pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolour and with scratching out
    19 1/8 x 28 3/8 in. (48.6 x 72.1 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Wyld lived in Paris for the large majority of his life, travelling extensively throughout Europe, often accompanied by Horace Vernet (1789-1863). It was with Vernet, Director of the French Academy in Rome, that Wyld visited Italy in 1834. The present watercolour was probably worked up from a sketch made during this trip. Wyld executed other watercolours of this view in Venice and an oil painting, formerly in the collection of the Leggatt Brothers, 1956.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 June 2006, lot 69.