3 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 125
Estimate GBP 200 - GBP 300
A DOUBLE-SIDED EROTIC PAINTING, MANDI, CIRCA 1800
Gouache on paper, with three lines of text above, showing on either side a couple in an amourous embrace on a terrace, within an arched frame, outer floral border - 8 1/2 x 6in (21.5 x 15.2cm)
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