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.