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    Sale 7435

    British Works on Paper

    21 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    Thomas Hartley Cromek (1809-1873)

    The Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Vespasian, Rome, Italy

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    Thomas Hartley Cromek (1809-1873)
    The Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Vespasian, Rome, Italy
    signed 'T H CROMEK' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour
    12 3/8 x 18½ in. (31.5 x 47 cm.)


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    Cromek first visited Italy in 1830 carrying a letter of introduction from Robert Henry Cheney (1801-1866) to his mother in Rome. The Cheneys were responsible for introducing Cromek to many important figures and patrons in Italy, where he lived until 1848. This view of the forum shows the Arch of Septimius Severus to the left and the Colosseum in the distance on the right.
    A collection of watercolours by Robert Henry Cheney and family were sold Christie's, South Kensington, 12 October 2005.

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    Provenance

    Bonham-Carter.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 13 July 1993, lot 66.
    with Spink, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Thomas T. Solley