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J. Alphonse Pellion (active 1817-20)

J. Alphonse Pellion (active 1817-20)

Aiguade de Rio de Janeiro

signed(?), inscribed as title and dated 'Mr. Pellion/le 14 fev. 1818', and with inscription 'N.B. L'arcade à Gauche du Tableau n'était construite/qu'en bois; elle faisait partie des décorations élévées-/à l'occasion des fêtes qui ont eu lieu au Mariage/du prince Royal.';
pencil and grey wash
16 x 11 3/8in. (406 x 288mm.)
Claude, Baron de Saulces de Freycinet, Louis Freycinet's great-great-grand nephew.

Lot Essay

Freycinet sailed from Rio on 30 January for the Cape so the present watercolour, dated 14 February, was finished by Pellion on board the Uranie. For notes on Freycinet's circumnivigation of 1817-20 see the sale in these Rooms, 16 July 1993, pp. 83-4

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