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 Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.
Link to the BBC's Your Paintings page of the Public Catalogue Foundation