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[CAINE, William Sproston] (1842-1903), Attributed to
[Original Pencil Drawing, Titled]: Above St. André.
Ca. 1866. Pencil on blue paper, heightened in white, ca. 25x33,5 cm (9 ¾ x 13 ¼ in). Captioned in pencil on the lower margin and also on verso: "St. André from above looking south. Dec [?] 24/66". Recently matted. A very good watercolour. Beautiful pencil drawing of a rocky landscape, attributed to British politician and Temperance advocate W.S. Caine who 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 in 1887-8. London, 1888, p. x).