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Watercolour - Tivoli: The Great Cascade

Tivoli: The Great Cascade

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1758 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Skelton, Jonathan (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, pen and ink

  • Museum number:

    P.12-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 196

Many British artists painted the wonderful views in and around Rome. They often sold them as souvenirs. Jonathan Skelton (active 1735-1759) was one of the first artists to depict sites of the Grand Tour. In the 18th century many noblemen and gentlemen went on the Grand Tour to complete their education. The aim was to see the great sights of Europe, especially those in Italy. This watercolour was probably a study for an oil painting.

Physical description

Watercolour entitled 'Tivoli: The Great Cascade' in Rome. Signed and dated by the artist.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, painted)

Date

1758 (painted)

Artist/maker

Skelton, Jonathan (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, pen and ink

Marks and inscriptions

Great Cascade at Tivoli / J Skelton 1758
Inscribed on the back in ink

Dimensions

Height: 50.7 cm, Width: 36.3 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour entitled 'Tivoli: The Great Cascade' by Jonathan Skelton. British School, 1758.

Materials

Watercolour; Pen and ink

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Landscape; Waterfall; Town

Categories

Drawings; Paintings; Grand Tour

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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