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    Sale 5280

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Collection of The Late The Hon. Mrs. Angela Lascelles

    28 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 243


    Ruins at Virginia Water

    Price Realised  


    Ruins at Virginia Water
    lithograph printed in colours by T. Prior
    Together with five further topograhical prints of Virginia Water including: The Temple from the Entrance; Fishing Temple, Virginia Water; Ruins from Ivy Bridge, Virginia Water; The King's Marine Pavilion, Virginia Water; an engraving after M.A.Rooker, Harewood House, Yorkshire, the seat of Edwin Lascelles, Esq. published 1779 by W.Watts, London; and a map of Virginia Water and the surrounding area inscribed 'To Angela with love from Johnnie 10th July 78' (lower centre)
    eight in the lot (8)

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    The Roman Ruins at Virginia Water were taken from their original location in the ancient Roman city of Leptis Magna, close to the present city of Tripoli in Libya, in 1816. The ruins were originally housed in the British Museum before being transported and erected at the current site in 1826. The arrangement of the ruins was carried out under the direction of the Royal Architect Sir Jeffry Wyatville (1766-1840).

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