28 - 29 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
A SPANISH GREY-PAINTED WOOD, PAPER AND PLASTER ARCHITECTURAL MODEL OF THE PUERTA DE ALCALA
LATE 20TH CENTURY
On an ebonised stand, losses
the model - 34½ in. (87.5 cm.) high; 60 in. (152.5 cm.) wide; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) deep
the stand - 32¼ in. (82 cm.) high; 66 in. (168 cm.) wide; 16¼ in. (41 cm.) deep
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The Puerta de Alcala was originally constructed in 1599 to welcome Margarita of Austria (wife of King Felipe III) to Madrid. The arch was reconstructed in 1769 by the Italian architect Sabatini.
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