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Drawings and Water Colours / WD456


Artist/Maker: Zwecker, Johann Baptist [1814-1876]

Watercolour on thick cream wove paper

354 x 227 mm.
Bequest: George Powell 1882

Cover illustration for the second volume 'Legends of Iceland' written by George Powell and Eirikur Magnusson, published by Richard Bentley in 1866. A letter from Zwecker to Powell indicates that Powell paid nine guineas for the watercolour and that a photograph was taken of it and sent to Mr. Pearson, who was the engraver in charge of the book illustrations. According to the handwritten Powell inventory this female personification of Iceland was commissioned from Powell's own design

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