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[CAINE, William Sproston] (1842-1903), Attributed to
[Attractive Unsigned Original Watercolour View of a Lake in the Rocky Mountains].
. Watercolour and pencil on paper, heightened in white, ca. 17,5x26 cm (7 x 10 ¼ in). Recently matted. A near fine watercolour. Original watercolour apparently made by Caine during his travel through the Rocky Mountains in the autumn of 1887, but not used as an illustration in his book "A Trip Around the World in 1887-8" (London: Routledge, 1888). W.S. Caine, a British politician and Temperance advocate, travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World, p. x).