On the Gulf of Salerno near Vietri. Artist: John Robert Cozens (British, London 1752-1797 London); Date: September 1782 or later; Medium: Watercolor

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On the Gulf of Salerno near Vietri. Artist: John Robert Cozens (British, London 1752-1797 London); Date: September Stock Photo
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On the Gulf of Salerno near Vietri. Artist: John Robert Cozens (British, London 1752-1797 London); Date: September 1782 or later; Medium: Watercolor
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On the Gulf of Salerno near Vietri. Artist: John Robert Cozens (British, London 1752-1797 London); Date: September 1782 or later; Medium: Watercolor over faint traces of graphite, on cream wove paper; Dimensions: Sheet: 14 7/16 x 20 7/8 in. (36.7 x 53 cm); Classification: Drawings; Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907 / In May, 1782, Cozens left England for the continent, employed by William Beckford as draughtsman. The party arrived in Italy via the Tyrol and reached Naples by July. On September 18th, the artist and his patron parted and Cozens moved south to Salerno. A number of views along the Gulf of Salerno occur in his sketchbooks from the journey. A pencil outline drawing inscribed On the Gulf of Salerno -- near Vietri -- Sept. 27 on page 15 of the third Beckford sketchbook, now in the collection of the Duke of Hamilton, provides the skeleton of this watercolor, which was probably made several years later in England. Other watercolors of the same stretch of coast are preserved at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.; Secondary Title: Italian Lake Scene; Marking: Stamped in black ink, at lower right of mount, the collector´s mark of John Percy (Lugt 1504); Provenance: Dr. John Percy (British, 1817-1879), sold at the following; [Christie, Manson & Woods] Christie´s, London, April 15, 1890, no. 290; Sir John Charles Robinson (British, 1824-1913), sold at the following; [Christie, Manson & Woods] Christie´s, London, April 21, 1902, possibly no. 90 (by A. Cozens)(called Cozens, A Mouintainous Landscape with Building); Vendor: Shepherd Brothers (London), through Roger Eliot Fry