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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 391

    August Vindel (publ.) (Viennese, circa 1750)

    (View of Jerusalem from the West, with scenes from the Passion of Christ)

    Price Realised  

    August Vindel (publ.) (Viennese, circa 1750)
    (View of Jerusalem from the West, with scenes from the Passion of Christ)
    etching on laid paper, with margins, various folds, creases and tears with pale related staining throughout, laid down on linen, not examined out of the frame
    P. 813 x 1190 mm., S. 855 x 1230 mm.


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    An extraordinary fictional depiction of Jerusalem in classical times with Christ carrying the Cross at the bottom of the subject and the Ascenscion depicted just below the inscription at top. The inhabitants of the City would appear to be in Ottoman dress. This monumental print is apparently unrecorded in literature and of great rarity.

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