Lot 142
  • 142

[Philadelphia]

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • Düring, C. A.  Philadelphia von dem grossen Baum zu Kingston. [Philadelphia from the Great Tree of Kingston (i.e. Kensington)], 1827 
  • paper, ink, paint
Pen, watercolor, and gouache (sheet: 18 3/4 x 23 3/4 in.; 502 x 603 mm; image: 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 in.; 362 x 495 mm), on wove paper, integral brown gouache border with ruled lines in black and white, signed, dated and titled beneath the image in white gouache in a cartographic hand "Pinx[it]: C:A: Düring.1827. Philadelphia von dem grossen Baum zu Kingston". 

Light spotting, affecting image.

Catalogue Note

Philadelphia in 1820s, depicting the city from just beyond the great elm tree at Kensington on the Delaware, in a typically German landscape style for the period.
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