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Of Royal and Noble Descent

by Sotheby's

January 19, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Live Auction

Lot 127: C*** B*** YOUNG | Two views of the Shwedagon Pagoda at Rangoon

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C*** B*** YOUNG | Two views of the <em>Shwedagon </em>Pagoda at Rangoon
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Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Description: Both watercolour over pencil, heightened with gold;
each signed lower left: C.B. Young July 52, the first inscribed lower centre: ASSULT AND CAPTURE / OF THE GREAT PAGODA / RANGOON / by the Army under Majυr Genυl Godwin CB / 14υth April 1852, the second inscribed lower centre: VIEW OF THE GREAT PAGODA / RANGOON / taken after its capture by the Army / under Majυr Genυl Godwin CB / 14υth April 1852

Condition Report: The colours in each work are well preserved. Both sheets have darkened with age, there is surface dirt and other discolouration. The frames are worn.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Dimensions: Each circa 550 by 393 mm; 21 1/2 by 15 1/4 in.

Medium: Both watercolour over pencil, heightened with gold;
each signed lower left: C.B. Young July 52, the first inscribed lower centre: ASSULT AND CAPTURE / OF THE GREAT PAGODA / RANGOON / by the Army under Majυr Genυl Godwin CB / 14υth April 1852, the second inscribed lower centre: VIEW OF THE GREAT PAGODA / RANGOON / taken after its capture by the Army / under Majυr Genυl Godwin CB / 14υth April 1852

 
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