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Fine Art Sale Lot 656


MYLES BIRKET FOSTER, RWS (1825-1899) THE LOVE LETTER signed with monogram, watercolour, 22 x 17.5cmFoster first visited Venice in the company of Frederick Walker, ARA, OWS (1840-1875) in 1868. The city was to be a constant source of inspiration and some of Foster's most notable achievements in the medium are views of Venice. The industrialist and politician Charles Seely who hosted Garibaldi at his home in Prince's Gate, Hyde Park, in the 1870s commissioned 50 views of Venice from Birket Foster for the not inconsiderable fee of £5,000.

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