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William Burchell; A View of the Town, Litakun
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Lot 394

South African 1781-1863
A View of the Town, Litakun
dated 24.7.12 and numbered No. 492 in ink
ink and wash
29,5 by 48cm, unframed

Sold for R 25 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 28 420

Estimate R 35 000 - 50 000


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This drawing formed part of the exhibition of the artist's work held at the Eastern Province Society of Arts and Crafts, catalogue number 3.

There is a variation of this drawing engraved in aquatint and colour in William Burchell. (1824) Burchell's Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa, volume II, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Browne and Green. Page 464.


Sotheby & Co, London, 14 May 1970, lot 65
From the collection of Mrs M McCully, née Burchell (formerly Mrs Burchell Graham)



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