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Two Original Unsigned but Dated Watercolours Titled:] "Old Fort in the Amazon near Para, Feb. 1889" & "On the Amazon - Para, Feb. 1889."
- Feb. 1889. Watercolours ca. 11x20,5 cm (4 ½ x 8 in) & 12x24 cm (5 x 9 ½ in). Recently matted, overall very good watercolours. Two attractive watercolours of Belém, the capital and largest city in the state of Pará, Brazil and the gateway to the Amazon. "Founded in 1616 by the Kingdom of Portugal, Belém was the first European colony on the Amazon but did not become part of Brazil until 1775." (Wikipedia). Little is known about the artist however from the photograph and watercolour of the clipper Sobraon found with these watercolours 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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