Description & Technical information

The present sheet may depict a house on the Calle San Fernando (also known as the Calle de la Feria) in the centre of the Spanish city of Cordoba in Andalusia, which Robert Banks is known to have visited in 1964.

Among comparable watercolours of Cordoba of the same period by Banks are two much larger works recently on the art market; one entitled Al Paros, Cordoba, signed and dated 1964, which appeared at auction in 2014, and A Patio in Cordoba, also dated 1964, which was recently with a gallery in Paris.

Origin:  Spain
Medium: Watercolour over a pencil underdrawing.
Signature: Signed BANKS at the lower left. 

Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.5 cm (9¹/₄ x 6¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Anonymous sale, Salisbury, Woolley and Wallis, 17 October 2007, lot 317 The Canon Gallery, Oundle
Daniel Katz, London.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints