Boscheto Gardens, Citta Vecchia Verdala, Malta [pencil].
[Malta, n.d., c.1930s.]
Etching, 250 x 175mm. 9¾ x 7". Large margins.
Fruit pickers in Buskett Gardens, with Verdala Palace in the background. The Verdala Palace is the official summer residence of the President of Malta. It was built by Grandmaster Hughues Loubenx de Verdalle in 1586 on the site of a hunting lodge. The palace is known for its surrounding boschetto, a large semi-landscaped area that was used by the Knights of Malta for game hunting. Joseph Galea (Maltese, 1904 - 1985).
From Broadlands the Palmerston family.
[Ref: 27488] £140.00