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William Marlow

William Marlow (1740–1813)
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; 1992.11
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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.

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