Coastal Scene with a Ruin and a Fortified Town
Pen and gray ink, gray wash, and watercolor, with traces of black chalk
6 5/16 x 9 3/8 inches (160 x 238 mm)
Gift of William M. Voelkle
William Marlow visited France and Italy in 1765 and 1766. Like Richard Wilson and other British landscape artists, he was profoundly affected by his brief Italian experience; Italian subjects dominated his exhibited work after 1767. This delightful watercolor is probably an imaginary view inspired by his Italian travels.