5 July 2005
François Keiserman (Yverdon 1765-1833 Rome)
The Roman Forum, looking west to the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Capitoline; and The Roman Forum, looking east to the Basilica of Constantine and the Colosseum
signed and dated 'Francois. Keiserman. Roma. 1823.' (1) and 'F. Keiserman Roma. 1819.'
black lead, watercolour heightened with gum arabic
26 x 40½ in. (660 x 1030 mm.) and 26 x 41¼ in. (660 x 1049 mm.) (2)
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The first view in this pair was revisted by Keiserman in a drawing of smaller size, with alterations in the staffage, sold in these Rooms 20 April 1993, lot 233.
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