Lot 15: WILLIAM SIMPSON, (BRITISH 1823-1899), "GRAND BALL AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY OF CONSTANTINOPLE"
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"GRAND BALL AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY OF CONSTANTINOPLE"
Signed and dated ''Wm Simpson. April 1869'' and titled bottom left, pen, ink, graphite and washes on paper laid down to heavy wove paper, unframed
Image size: 15 1/4 x 21 15/16 in. (38.7 x 55.7cm)
Support size: 15 15/16 x 22 1/2 in. (40.5 x 57.2cm)
The present lot will be accompanied by three additional works on paper of the same medium by the same artist, including: "Deputation Presenting an Address to the Prince of Wales from the British Residence in St. Petersburgh"; "the North Transcept of St. Peter''s as it is Arranged for the Council, Rome"; and a third indistinctly titled.
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