THOMAS MILES RICHARDSON JNR.
Sorrento - The Bay of Naples, Italy
signed and inscribed on a label attached to the verso of the original frame: Sorrento - / Vesuvius in the distance / T.M. Richardson / London - 1870
watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour, pen and ink, stopping and scratching out
62.5 by 97.2cm., 24¾ by 38in.
framed: 94 by 130cm., 38 by 51in.
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In generally good condition. Many of the colours have remained strong, as is typical with this artist. The paper may have yellowed a little and there is a some staining to the right of centre. This discolouation is minor and is largely hidden by the painted details of the hills above the town.
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Acquired by the father of the present owner, circa 1950