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Original Unsigned but Dated Watercolour Titled:] Mar. 1889. Corcovado. Rio Janeiro.
- Mar. 1889. Watercolour ca. 13,5x24 cm (5 ½ x 9 ½ in.). Recently matted, overall very good watercolour. Attractive watercolour of the "Corcovado, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, [which] is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 710-metre (2,329 ft) granite peak is located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park. It is sometimes confused with nearby Sugarloaf Mountain. Corcovado hill lies just west of the city center but is wholly within the city limits and visible from great distances. It is known worldwide for the 38-metre (125 ft) statue of Jesus atop its peak, entitled Cristo Redentor or "Christ the Redeemer" (Wikipedia). Little is known about the artist however from the photograph and watercolour of the clipper Sobraon found with this watercolour one can assume that the watercolours were created on a voyage from the United Kingdom to Australia. The Sobraon was used as an immigration ship between the England and Australia between the years 1866 and 1890.
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