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Thomas Hartley Cromek (1809-1873)
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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

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