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145
Cyprus--Ellis, Tristram
TWELVE ETCHINGS OF THE PRINCIPAL VIEWS & PLACES OF INTEREST IN CYPRUS. LONDON: GAMMON & VAUGHAN, 1879
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
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145
Cyprus--Ellis, Tristram
TWELVE ETCHINGS OF THE PRINCIPAL VIEWS & PLACES OF INTEREST IN CYPRUS. LONDON: GAMMON & VAUGHAN, 1879
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
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Cyprus--Ellis, Tristram
TWELVE ETCHINGS OF THE PRINCIPAL VIEWS & PLACES OF INTEREST IN CYPRUS. LONDON: GAMMON & VAUGHAN, 1879
FIRST EDITION, LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 19 OF 25 NUMBERED COPIES WITH PROOF PLATES EACH SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, oblong folio (375 x 535mm.), half-title, title printed in red and black, etching to title, 12 etched plates, each numbered and signed in pencil, contemporary morocco backed boards, lettered in gilt on upper cover, small repair to upper margin of p.iii, expertly rebacked and recornered, lightly rubbed and stained
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Literature

Cobham-Jeffrey, p.17; Ioannou, Cyprus and the Levant from the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, I, pp.152-153; not in Blackmer or Atabey

Catalogue Note

Only 130 sets were produced, of which this is one of 25 artist’s proofs with all the etchings signed and numbered.

"Although Ellis [1844-1922] originally studied engineering, he turned to art in 1874, studying with the artist Léon Bonnat in Paris. Perhaps the British acquisition of Cyprus piqued his interest as an artist: in late 1878, beginning with Cyprus, he began a series of journeys in the Levant that were very productive" (ionnou).

The subjects are: The Marina Larnaca. (From the Konak Pier); Nicosia. (From Government House); Nicosia-Saint Sophia; Famagusta Harbour; Famagusta-St. Sophia, Sunset; Famagusta by Moonlight; Bellapais Monastery; Kyrenia Port-Sunrise; Troados-The Stone Firs; Troados-The Summit; Ploughing in Cyprus', and Paphos Harbour.

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