25,000 - 35,000 GBP
bidding is closed
- Paolo Sala
- Mansion House and Royal Exchange, London
- titled lower left and signed and dated PSala / London 1899 lower right
- oil on panel
- 27 by 22cm., 10½ by 8¾in.
Acquired by the father of the present owner in the 1940s; thence by descent
Notwithstanding the artist's inscription, the present work is in fact a view of the Royal Exchange and, to its left across Threadneedle Street, the Bank of England. In 1925-39 Sir John Soane's Bank of England, visible here, was replaced by Sir Herbert Baker's design, which still stands today.