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Watercolour - Corso Sant'Anastasia, Verona, with the Palace of Prince Maffei
  • Corso Sant'Anastasia, Verona, with the Palace of Prince Maffei
    Bonington, Richard Parkes, born 1802 - died 1828
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Corso Sant'Anastasia, Verona, with the Palace of Prince Maffei

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Verona (possibly, painted)

  • Date:

    1826 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bonington, Richard Parkes, born 1802 - died 1828 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by William Smith

  • Museum number:

    3047-1876

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828) employed a fresh and sketch-like approach to watercolour. He first established himself as an artist in England, but then went to work in Paris. There he flourished and used the watercolour medium in an original way. His contemporaries noticed and admired his work, even though his working life lasted only eight years.

This watercolour is a typical example of his technique. It is surprisingly lively considering that he based it on a drawing. In the Italian city of Verona he made several drawings that he later worked up into watercolours.

Physical description

This watercolour of Verona shows the Corso Sant'Anastasia and the Palace of Principe Maffei. Picturesque old buildings are surrounded by the bustling life of the populace wearing colourful costumes.

Place of Origin

Verona (possibly, painted)

Date

1826 (painted)

Artist/maker

Bonington, Richard Parkes, born 1802 - died 1828 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm, Width: 15.9 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Richard Parkes Bonington entitled 'Corso Sant'Anastasia, Verona'. British School, 1826.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Verona; Architecture; Street

Categories

Drawings; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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