Saint Sophia from the Bosphorus, David-Roberts 1834-1835 Watercolor on paper

Saint Sophia from the Bosphorus. Watercolor on paper. David Roberts, R.A.

An original David Roberts watercolor of Saint Sophia from the Bosphorus. A superb painting after the C. R. Cockerell (1788-1863) etching by E. Finden; [after a drawing by Roberts for The Life and Works of Lord Byron, 1833-4, Vol. I. , on whose on-the-spot sketch Roberts had based his drawing]. This 160-year old painting is in very fine condition. It is housed in a museum-quality Medici moulding, with an ornate gold fillet and hand-wrapped silk matting. It is also protected by UV plexiglas, which protects the colors of the image from the harmful sunlight. Scarce! [Please excuse any distortion or contrast issues via the flash—Please ask for additional photos]

$18,000