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Print: Baxter CL 324 - Published in the 1851 pocket books Suttaby's Poole's London Annual Repository and Le Souvenir.


This is a square print but cut dome shaped when on a mount. When in the pocket-book under the print is the title “Baxter's Patent Oil Printing"; and "11, Northampton Square." 


Interestingly the woman and child sitting on the left are the same, only smaller, that we see in the foreground in Baxter's print of "Lucerne," published in 1857.


The following is the description of the print in one of the above pocket-books: "THE LAKE OF COMO This lake, the Larius Lacus of the ancients, is situated in the province of Como, which forms a part of the Austrian-Lombard territory.  It is 654 feet above the level of the sea, is 14 leagues in length, and is divided into two branches by the point of Bellagio. 


This plate was purchased by Joseph Mansell, a licensee of the Baxter’s process in the 1860 Southgate and Barrett Catalogue, and he issued prints himself. The differences between Baxter’s and Mansell’s printings can be seen in my article


Date: 1850


Size (cm ht x w): 7.3 x 10 (Print) 11.6 x 16.7 (Mount)


State: On Red Seal Mount as issued


Condition: Very good, minor offsetting from mounting in three corners. It has obviously been in album, the reason why it has retained its colours so well, 3mm tear to the bottom edge of the mount priced accordingly

Lake Como – RSM

SKU: 1617

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