26 September 2002
Charles L.Theodore Laborde (d.1818)
Vue de Faubourg de la Lapa et de la Montagne du Corcovado a Rio de Janeiro; and (the Harbour and City of Rio de Janeiro)
the first inscribed 'un dessin par C.Laborde' (upper centre) and inscribed as title (lower centre), with inscription 'reduire ce dessin au petit format de l'atlas /- donner un peu d'effet sur le devant du tableau a ne pas graver' on an attached label, pencil, the second with inscription 'Brésil' on the reverse, the first partially squared.
both pencil on paper, watermark AL GIROUX A PARIS 635-CS (the second sheet)
15½ x 21¾ in. (39.3 x 55.2cm.)
18 x 23¾in. (45.7 x 60.3cm.)
and six smaller drawings and one watercolour of Rio de Janeiro by the same artist.
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Laborde was midshipman and third ranked officer on the Uranie. He died en route to Cape Town on 23 February 1818.
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