15 December 2010
William James Muller (1812-1845)
A young Turkish Boy, Xanthus, Asia Minor
signed with initials, inscribed and dated 'Xanthus.WM./1843.' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour, on paper
14 x 9¾ in. (35.6 x 24.8 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 20 November 2003, lot 119, where purchased by the present owner.
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This watercolour depicts a young boy in Xanthus, the ancient city of Lycia in a remote mountainous area of south-west Turkey, which Muller visited in 1843.
For further works by Muller see lots 79 and 80.
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