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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

David Roberts, R.A.
BRITISH
RUINS OF SEMUA
Estimate
7,0009,000
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15

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

David Roberts, R.A.
BRITISH
RUINS OF SEMUA
Estimate
7,0009,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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David Roberts, R.A.
1796 - 1864
BRITISH
RUINS OF SEMUA
inscribed Semua. lower left
watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour
18.3 by 29.2 cm., 7 1/4 by 11 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Probably Francis, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (1800-1857)
Probably Dowager Countess of Ellesmere, 1857
Probably The Ellesmere sale: Christie's, London, 2 April 1870, lot 55
Agnew's, London (probably purchased at the above sale)
J. Gerrard
Appleby, London, by 1965
Davis Galleries, New York, 1968
Sale: Christie's, London, 19 November 1968, lot 117,
Horsman (purchased at the above sale)
Sale: Christie's, London, 17 March 1970, lot 154, 
S.M. Maltz (purchased at the above sale)
Sale, Christie's, London, 15 February 1972, lot 54, (as Camels on the road near Senma [sic]
Sale, Christie’s South Kensington, London, 28 January 2015, lot 762
Purchased from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

London, Appleby, Exhibition of 18th and 19th Century English Watercolours, 1965, no. 83;
New York, Davis Galleries, Edward Lear and David Roberts, 1968, no. 8

Lithographed:

by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Egypt and Nubia, London 1843, vol. II, pl. 56 (as Ruins of Semua)

Catalogue Note

The Ruins of Semua lie between the town of Wadi Musa, near Petra and Hebron, in modern day Palestine.

We are very grateful to Briony Llewellyn for her help when cataloguing this lot.

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