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Watercolour - Tivoli: The Great Cascade

Tivoli: The Great Cascade

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1758 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Skelton, Jonathan (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, pen and ink

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


1758 (painted)


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


Height: 50.7 cm, Width: 36.3 cm

Descriptive line

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


Watercolour; Pen and ink



Subjects depicted

Landscape; Waterfall; Town


Drawings; Paintings; Grand Tour


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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