24 April 2009,
Price realised GBP 16,250
GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
Per Nordquist (Sweden ?1770-1805 Naples)
View of St. James's Palace, London, Pall Mall beyond
signed and dated 'Nordquist pinxit. 1796.' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
26 x 38 in. (66 x 96.5 cm.)
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Per Nordquist trained under Elias Martin in Stockholm, before working in Paris and Naples. This composition would appear to be based on a print by Paul Sandby, which Nordquist could have seen in Martin's studio, since Martin was a contemporary of Sandby and worked in London between 1768 and 1780.
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Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 31 March 1976, lot 18.
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