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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    Thomas Hartley Cromek (1809-1873)

    The artist's wife admiring the skyline of Florence with the Bargello, Badia, Forte Belvedere, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo and Campanile, from a roof terrace on the Via dei Servi

    Price Realised  

    Thomas Hartley Cromek (1809-1873)
    The artist's wife admiring the skyline of Florence with the Bargello, Badia, Forte Belvedere, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo and Campanile, from a roof terrace on the Via dei Servi
    pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour
    12 x 20 3/8 in. (30.5 x 51.7 cm.)


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    Cromek first visited Italy in 1830, carrying a letter of introduction from Robert Henry Cheney to his mother in Rome. The Cheneys were responsible for introducing Cromek to many of the important figures and patrons in Italy, where he lived until 1848.

    In the foreground the artist's wife can be seen seated beside his palette, paint-brushes, portfolios, and mahlstick.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 19 November 1985, lot 270.
    With Colnaghi's, London, April 1986.