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Perfectly preserved behind glass in its original frame, this 101/4in by 2ft 41/4in (27 x 72cm) view attracted £7750 from a London dealer. The same private vendor, who was about to move to New Zealand, also supplied a similarly scaled view of Valetta Harbour by moonlight by the native Maltese artist Luigi M. Galea (1847-1917), which fell to a Scottish
bidder at £2400, just below the upper