23 September 2004
Michel Jean Cazabon (1813-1888)
Mookta, Female Cooli Labourer, on the Garden Estate property of Alex Gray Esquire, Trinidad, W.I.
signed 'Cazabon' (lower right), with inscription as titled on the mount
watercolour on paper
11½ x 8 5/8in. (29.2 x 22cm.)
Alex Gray Esq., Garden Estate, Arouca and by descent to the present owner.
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Cazabon included a plate of the Garden Estate, Arouca in his Album of Trinidad, Paris, 1857 (pl.8) (for which see lot 104). For three watercolours by Cazabon from the same collection as the present lot see Christie's, 14 July 1995, lots 9-11.
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