John Warwick Smith

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John Warwick Smith

A View of Terracina on the Coast Between Rome and Naples

Watercolor and some gouache , over black chalk
11 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches (300 x 441 mm)

Purchased as a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Morgan

Item description: 

"Warwick" Smith lived in Italy from 1776 to 1781, where he was sponsored by the second earl of Warwick. Because of his numerous Italian subjects and the name of his patron, he was known by two nicknames: "Italian" and "Warwick." Generally the watercolors made during this time are a blend of subdued colors, usually a combination of grays and blues, tinged with pink.