20 November 2003
John Frederick Lewis, R.A., P.O.W.S. (1805-1876)
A vine-covered pergola, by a rustic house, Ronda, Spain
inscribed 'Ronda' (lower left)
pencil, heightened with white on grey paper
10¼ x 14 in. (26 x 35.5 cm.)
with Spink-Leger, London.
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Lewis travelled to Spain in 1832, arriving in Madrid on 22 August. The pergola depicted in this drawing appears in the background of a finished watercolour of Spanish Peasants, included at Sotheby's, London, 12 June 2003, lot 153.
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