• Piazza delle Erbe, Padua -
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    signed lower right: W Wyld
    watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour
    30.3 by 22.3cm., 12 by 8 3/4 inches

    The building to the left is the Palazzo della Ragione originally built by the Commune of Padua in 1218 as the seat of local council and the law courts. The Piazza is still the site of a daily market
  • A Villa, Algiers -
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    signed lower left

    watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic

    6.4 by 9cm., 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches

     

    A diplomat and later wine-merchant who spent most of his life in France, Wyld began his career in 1826 as Secretary to the British Consul in Calais, where he was a pupil of Francia. Strongly influenced by Bonington whose work he knew, Wyld visited Algeria in 1833 in the company of the French artist Horace Vernet.

  • Shipping off the Coast -
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    signed lower left: W Wyld

    watercolour over pencil heightened with scratching out

    12.7 by 21.9cm., 5 by 8? inches

  • Venice -
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    Signed lower left

    Watercolour over pencil 

    5.7 x 18 cm., 2 ? x 7 in.

  • A Bridge over a Continental River -
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    Signed lower right

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour

    10.4 x 15.6 cm., 4 x 6 in.

     

    Wyld travelled extensively in Europe and this may be a view on the Rhine.

  • View of Dresden at Sunset -
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