Andrew Nicholl, RHA (British, 1804-1886) A river in Ceylon

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Lot 72
Andrew Nicholl, RHA
(British, 1804-1886)
A river in Ceylon

Sold for £ 4,320 (US$ 5,547) inc. premium
Andrew Nicholl, RHA (British, 1804-1886)
A river in Ceylon
signed and indistinctly dated 'A Nicholl' (lower left) watercolour over pencil
49 x 70cm (19 5/16 x 27 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • Through the patronage of the Colonial Secretary Sir James Emerson Tennent, Andrew Nicholl left Ireland for Sri Lanka in 1846 to take up the position of teacher of landscape painting, scientific drawing and design at the recently founded Colombo Academy (today the Royal College of Colombo). During his time on the island, which lasted until 1850, Nicholl sketched many scenes in and around Colombo, including Galle Face Green, his own bungalow in Cinnamon Gardens and Elie House, Mutwal, Tennent's official residence.
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