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Ernest Charton

Vista general de Panamá

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May 25, 03:13 PM GMT


70,000 - 90,000 USD

Lot Details


Ernest Charton

1815 - 1877

Vista general de Panamá

signed, inscribed, and dated E. Charton/ Panama 1852 (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 27¾ by 41½ in.; 70.4 by 105.4 cm

framed: 36½ by 50 in.; 92.7 by 127 cm

Sale: Christie's, New York, 21 November 1988, lot 7
Born in Lyon, Charton (Ernest Marc Jules Charton Thiessen de Treville) came from a distinguished artistic family, studied in Paris, and travelled in Italy and Spain before embarking on an itinerant and expatriate career through Latin America as a painter and photographer. In 1852, he crossed the Isthmus in Panama on his way to California.