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Princess Christine Charlotte Alexandrine Egypta Bonaparte (1798-1847)

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Princess Christine Charlotte Alexandrine Egypta Bonaparte (1798-1847)

An album of landscape and topographical views of Torquay and its environs including: A view near Torquay; Ivy Bridge; Watercolour between Thunder Hole & Parington Sands; Thunder Hole taken in a boat; Cavern east of Rivermead Sands; Cockington; Torabbey Sands; Torquay and Tor; Ivy Bridge; Totnes; Torquay from the small house of Dudley; A view from a small garden, Torquay; two views Around Torquay; Sea view from a boat; Near Tor Sands; Mount Edgecombe; A boat trip; Brixham; View from Silver Hill, Torquay; Two views of the sea at Torquay; View of a little garden, Torquay; London Bridge near Torquay; Between Torquay and Babicombe; Babicombe Bay; Back of Hopes Nose; Ivy Bridge; Preventive station below Paington; Near Paington; Near Babicombe; The Dart, voyage to Ashburton; Rock Walk; Berry head in the Shag Rock from Meadfoot Sands; Thatcher and Crestone from Meadfoot sands; Between Torquay and Babicombe; Meadfoot Sands; Thatcher from rocks east of Meadfoot Sands; Teignmouth; Totnes; Goodrington Sands; The Hyena's Tooth, near Torquay; View of Upton; View of Berry Head from the coast of Dartmouth; Between Torquay and Teignmouth; Chudleigh Book; Mamhead; View of the Ex, Mamhead; Dawlish; Shag Rock from a meadow below and Hope Farms; Cavern of Rivermead Sands.

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Princess Christine Charlotte Alexandrine Egypta Bonaparte (1798-1847) An album of landscape and topographical views of Torquay and its environs including: A view near Torquay; Ivy Bridge; Watercolour between Thunder Hole & Parington Sands; Thunder Hole taken in a boat; Cavern east of Rivermead Sands; Cockington; Torabbey Sands; Torquay and Tor; Ivy Bridge; Totnes; Torquay from the small house of Dudley; A view from a small garden, Torquay; two views Around Torquay; Sea view from a boat; Near Tor Sands; Mount Edgecombe; A boat trip; Brixham; View from Silver Hill, Torquay; Two views of the sea at Torquay; View of a little garden, Torquay; London Bridge near Torquay; Between Torquay and Babicombe; Babicombe Bay; Back of Hopes Nose; Ivy Bridge; Preventive station below Paington; Near Paington; Near Babicombe; The Dart, voyage to Ashburton; Rock Walk; Berry head in the Shag Rock from Meadfoot Sands; Thatcher and Crestone from Meadfoot sands; Between Torquay and Babicombe; Meadfoot Sands; Thatcher from rocks east of Meadfoot Sands; Teignmouth; Totnes; Goodrington Sands; The Hyena's Tooth, near Torquay; View of Upton; View of Berry Head from the coast of Dartmouth; Between Torquay and Teignmouth; Chudleigh Book; Mamhead; View of the Ex, Mamhead; Dawlish; Shag Rock from a meadow below and Hope Farms; Cavern of Rivermead Sands. variously inscribed and dated pencil, pen and black ink and coloured washes 10 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (27.3 x 22.5 cm.) and smaller; 9½ x 12 in. (24.1 x 30.5 cm.), the album and three other albums of watercolours, two containing Italianate views and one with further views of the coast of the west country, and a drawing entitled 'The Shade of Napoleon at his Tomb', by the same hand. five in the lot (5)
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Princess Christine Charlotte Alexandrine Egypta Bonaparte was the niece of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and daughter of Prince Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino (1775-1840) and his wife Christine Boyer (d.1800). Prince Lucien was Napoleon's second and most able brother. In 1810 he was captured off the coast Sardinia by two English frigates and exiled to England for three years.
In 1824 Princess Christine married Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart (1803-1854). Little is known of their life together apart from the birth of a son in 1826, but the present albums which date from 1827 to 1830 provide a fascinating insight into their travels in Italy and the south coast of England.

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