London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
A SET OF ELEVEN TOPOGRAHICAL DRAWINGS OF PICTURESQUE VIEWS
Depicting various views around the British Isles including: Sterling Castle, Buchan Coast, Cascade near Carill, Stonehenge, Cook's Folly, Conway Castle, Caithness Coast, Beeston Castle, Oldwick Castle, Taymouth and Blair, each titled and variously numbered and inscribed 'Saint Amans scripsit' (lower right) and 'Parft. Lumiere fecit' (lower left), one example dated '1802'
pencil, charcoal and chalk, en grisaille
17 x 22½ in. (43.2 x 57 cm.) (11)
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These eleven picturesque views appear to have been drawn by two French gentlemen touring Britain circa 1802. Some are inscribed ad naturam ('from nature').
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