Hercules Brabazon Brabazon

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Hercules Brabazon Brabazon
1821-1906
Street Scene with White Tower
Watercolor, opaque watercolor and graphite on paper.
4 13/16 x 3 1/4 inches (122 x 83 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.
2009.64
Provenance: 
John Torson, New York, 1983; Joseph F. McCrindle, New York (McCrindle collection no. A0180).
Bibliography: 

Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, NEAC (1821-1906), exh. cat. (London, 1989).

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Following his graduation with honors in the Mathematical Tripos from Trinity College, Cambridge, Brabazon rejected a career in law in favor of becoming an artist. He subsequently spent three years in Rome training at the Accademia di San Lucca and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, using his inheritance to travel widely while he worked. The present sheet is not signed with Brabazon's conventional inscription, "H.B.B."; however, some of Brabazon's watercolors embrace the fluid brushstroke and bleeds of color seen in this drawing.

Associated names: 

McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.

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