26 January 2012,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 32,500
William Marlow (London 1740-1813 Twickenham)
A view of the Tiber with Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome in the distance
signed 'W Marlow' (lower left)
pencil and grey, blue and pink wash
13 7/8 x 21 in. (35.4 x 53.4 cm.)
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Marlow travelled in France and Italy from 1765 to 1768. He executed on the spot drawings which he would later use as an aide memoire for a full scale watercolor or oil painting. A sketch in pen and brown ink of the view depicted in this watercolor is in Tate Britain (Oppé Collection, inv. T09157).
The view of Rome from the Tiber depicting Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo proved a popular one for Marlow and in addition to the present watercolor there are images in the Witt Library of four large scale oil paintings by Marlow of the same view, one of which is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
with Morton Morris, London, where acquired by Christian Peper.
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHRISTIAN B. PEPER