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[CAUCASUS, CRIMEA, CORFU] -

Collection of Watercolours by a British tourist.

Stock Code
94741
1881
£4,950

These charming watercolour sketches were evidently made by a British traveller on a touristic trip, as they capture natural and architectural beauties of the regions he or she visited. Considerable number of sketches (35 watercolours and 8 pencil drawings) were made in Georgia and Crimea, capturing castles, churches and bird-eye views of Batumi, Borjomi, Alushta, Balaklava, Yalta and other places.

Particularly interesting are views of Batumi, where traces of the recent Ottoman rule are clearly visible (such as views of a mosque and of the Turkish Governor's house). This Georgian city, incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1878, was the last Black Sea port annexed by Russia during the Russian conquest of that area.

The traveller evidently spent a considerable time in Corfu, among the remaining views numerous from Corfu and Albania, with a few from Montenegro, England and the French Alps.

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Description

Collection of 96 watercolours on paper (sizes vary from 8 x 9 cm to 18 x 25 cm) mounted on 20 cards (37 x 51 cm) recto and verso, all with ink captions providing a place and a date, two watercolours signed 'AH'; a few watercolours with tears, mostly closed, some staining, especially to cardboards. Loose, preserved in a recent box.

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