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Mexico [art original].
[England?], [18th century?]
Physical Description
1 collage : brown wash with pencil, engraving ; sheet 18.3 x 24 cm, window mounted to 38.5 x 28 cm
laid paper
Title written in ink below image.
Unsigned; artist unidentified.
Place and date of production inferred from associated engravings mounted in the same extra-illustrated volume, many of which were published in London in the eighteenth century.
Mounted on page 134 in volume 6 of M.C.D. Borden's extensively extra-illustrated copy of: Horace Walpole and his world / edited by L. B. Seeley ... London : Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, 1884.
Borden Sale, American Art Gallery, 17-19 February 1913, lot 812. Rains Galleries, New York, NY, 27 November 1935 (W.D. Breaker sale), lot 628, bought in by Breaker. Purchased from William D. Breaker (through G.A. Baker) by W.S. Lewis, 1939.
A collage with a wash drawing depicting native people of Mexico on a hillside with the sky above, mounted in the center of which is an engraving of a view of a walled city surrounded by a river, the arrangement giving the impression that the two drawn figures are looking out over a valley at the settlement in the distance below them. A couple prominent in the left foreground, stand in front of a tree; the man faces the viewer and wears a feathered headdress and loin cloth; the spear in his right hand rests on his right shoulder; the shield in his left hand is propped up against the ground. The woman with her back to the viewer, wears a sleeveless top, a skirt, and sandals; her long hair falls past her waist; food items are visible within the basket she carries in the crook of her right arm. Two other figures work in the clearing below.
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August 07, 2018
Mexico. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
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Mexico. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
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