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George Frederic Watts (1817 - 1904)

The Carrara Mountains from Pisa

A352; oil on panel; 28 x 45 cm

Signed: G.F. Watts

Prov: Charles Hilditch Rickards

Presented by Mrs W.F.R. Weldon, 1915; WA1915.63

Watts spent the years 1843-7 in Florence. In 1845-6, he made a number of watercolour studies from the top of the leaning tower of Pisa. This small oil-sketch was based on one and served in its turn as the basis for a larger painting exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, 1881.

Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.