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Tivoli, Villa of Maecenas and part of the Cascatelle

Artist:
Copy after (?) John Robert Cozens (British, London 1752–1797 London)
Date:
late 18th century
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brush and blue-gray wash over graphite
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 x 16 in. (22.5 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1042.18
Not on view
In 1794 Cozens suffered a nervous breakdown and was placed under the care of Dr. Thomas Monro, a physician and patron of the arts. Appreciating Cozens's exceptional contributions as a watercolorist, Monro employed young artists such as Thomas Girtin and J.M.W. Turner to copy examples he owned, or could borrow from friends. The present drawing may be a "Monro School" work, produced at one of the evening sessions held in the late 1790s at Monro's house in the Adelphi, on the Strand.
Inscription: Inscribed in graphite at upper left of verso: "4/2"
Inscribed in graphite at top center of verso: "T.P.A."
Inscribed in graphite at center of verso: "Turner"
Inscribed in graphite at bottom center of verso: "Villa of Maecenas, Tivoli"
Vendor: Carfax & Co. (London), through Roger Eliot Fry
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