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    Sale 5955

    British Mezzotints & Printed Hankerchiefs, Part II, from the collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    25 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1286

    THE GREAT MILL AT WESTMINSTER

    Price Realised  

    THE GREAT MILL AT WESTMINSTER
    The Tichbourne Infant against the Waga Waga Bruiser--22.5in. x 28in. (57cm. x 71cm.)


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    In the late 19th century, Lord Tichborne, the ninth richest nobleman in England, disappeared presumed drowned off the coast of South America. Some years later, a rumour circulated that Lord Tichbourne had survived and was living in Australia. When the claimant returned to England to claim his inheritancee, he almost succeeded in convincing family and friends that he was the rightful heir to the family fortune.

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