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COVERLEY-PRICE, A. Victor (British, 1901-1988)
[MEXICO: A Grisaille Watercolour Signed "V. Coverley-Price" Titled:] Bivouac on Ixtaccihuatl (16,200 feet), Mexico.
Watercolour ca. 21,5x35 cm (8 ˝ x 14 in), with typewritten title label mounted on verso. The watercolour, in period matting, is in very good condition with bright colours. This attractive and skillfully executed watercolour by a listed artist known for his landscapes and urban scenes shows three mountaineers around a camp fire and two porters preparing to unload two pack horses to make camp, two other horses, most likely ridden by the mountaineers are tethered in the background. "Iztaccíhuatl is a 5,230 m (17,160 ft) dormant volcanic mountain in Mexico located on the border between the State of Mexico and Puebla. It is the nation's third highest, after Pico de Orizaba 5,636 m (18,491 ft) and Popocatépetl 5,426 m (17,802 ft)" (Wikipedia).