Item #CL198-10 [Villa Diodati and Geneva, Switzerland]
[Villa Diodati and Geneva, Switzerland]
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[Villa Diodati and Geneva, Switzerland]

c1834–1840. One aquatint and one lithograph, both hand-coloured, one with artist, title and publisher below image, 17.5 x 26.5cm (approx. each). Slight foxing, minor crinkles, one trimmed to margins and laid down on backing. Both framed.

(1) After Jean Dubois (Swiss, 1789–1849). French text reads “J. Du Bois pinx. [obscured] sculp. Geneve, Vue du Quai [View of the Quay]. Publie par H.F. Leuthold a Zurich.” This aquatint of Lake Geneva shows a paddle steamer named Le Winkelried. (2) Image depicts Villa Diodati near Lake Geneva, Switzerland, with a panorama of the city of Geneva in the background. The villa became famous as the 1816 holiday residence of Lord Byron, where he was visited by Percy Shelley and his soon-to-be wife Mary Godwin (Shelley). Known as “the year without a summer” due to severe climate abnormalities, it is the villa where Mary Shelley conceived of her classic Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL198-10

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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