Sutton Nicholls (British, active 1680-1740). Hand-colored lithograph depicting a bird's eye view of Hanover Square in London. From John Stowe's "Survey of London," ca. 1754. With notable streets and locations labeled. Labeled in plate along the lower center margin "Published according to Act of Parliament 1754 for Stowes Survey."
Provenance: From the Estate of C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan, Long Lake, Minnesota.
C. Curtis "Curt" Dunnavan (1926-2022) was a passionate world traveler and avid collector. It was through his travels that he was inspired to begin a lifelong relationship with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), becoming a major sponsor of the institute and facilitating the growth of their Asian art department, which is now one of the best in the country. His generous donations to Mia allowed them to establish a fund for the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, one of the few endowed positions of this type in the museum field. He additionally served as a trustee of the institute, advocating for its operational growth. In its turn, the museum established a gallery named in his honor in recognition for his endowment fund and numerous contributions to their collection. The selections here showcase his talent and breadth of collecting, ranging from ancient statues to 19th-century woodblock prints. His appreciation for art persisted throughout his life and we are honored to offer items from his collection in this auction.Sight; height: 14 in x width: 18 in. Framed; height: 25 in x width: 29 1/2 in.
Overall no visible losses, tears, or restorations. The colors are bold and bright. There are several vertical creases along the sheet, most noticeably along the center, the center of the left quadrant, and the bottom left corner. The sheet has toning throughout. There is discoloration and foxing throughout, especially in the margins.There is undulation and wear throughout the sheet. Light wear to the frame. Framed under glass. Not inspected out of frame.
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