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The title on a label on the reverse reads, No. 5. Indien: Sonnenuntergang am Chow-Phya-Flusse in Siam.
A beautiful view of an elephant beside the Chow Phya River at sunset.
There are a number of interesting notes about the German artist Hildebrandt in Benezit. He was born in Danzig on 9th September 1819. He studied art in Berlin in the atelier of Krause before moving to Paris. He was an indefatigable traveller and in the early 1860s embarked on a painting expedition around the world producing a number of watercolours. As a result of this he held a private exhibition in London in 1866 and another at the Crystal Palace in 1868. His work is in the National Gallery and the Royal Collection of Berlin. A series of beautiful chromolithographs of the various places he visited on his world tour were published in Berlin in 1867. These coloured lithographs are so well produced that people often bring them into me asking if they are original watercolours.