An original 1840 watercolour painting, G.W. Royal Road, Salinas de Léniz, Spain.
This beautiful ink and wash painting is one of a pair we have for sale by the same hand, the other being a view in Switzerland. This dramatic and distinctive aerial vantage point shows the important royal road built in the 17th century to link the coast of Gipuzkoa with the interior. The Basque village of Salinas de Leniz therefore became an important part of the route that joined Castilla with Europa. The area was also important for its salt mines.
The initials verso are indistinct, G.W. or possibly G.D.
Initialled, dated & inscribed verso.
There is some age toning across the paper, and there is some minor creasing and wear to the corners and edges of the sheet.
17.6cm x 24.3cm.
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Product code: JL-385