Lot 411: Darvall (Henry, active 1848-1889). Exterior Stair in the Court of Palazzo Contarini Porta di Ferro, Venice, 1882, watercolour, showing a young lady wearing a green dress and black shawl, descending a short flight of stone steps with ornate balustrade, with a vista of a garden through a tracery doorway behind, signed and dated on lowest step, 69.5 x 39.5cm (27.25 x 15.5ins), gilt mount, framed and glazed, backboard with old framer's label, and manuscript label in the artist's hand, giving title, artist's name, a price of 5, and his address '4138 Riva Schiavoni Venice - and care of Mr. Smithers, 95 Leadenhall St. London'. Provenance: From the collection of artist decorator Charles Eaton (1885-1963); thence by descent to the god-daughter and cousin of his daughter Lilian Eaton, the current vendor. Henry Darvall moved to Venice in 1875 and exhibited views of Venice at The Royal Academy for several years. (1)
Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015
Thursday, 15th October 2015
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