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Samuel Palmer, R.W.S

La Vocatella near Corpo di Cava, Italy

Property from the collection of the late Timothy Clowes

Samuel Palmer, R.W.S

Samuel Palmer, R.W.S

La Vocatella near Corpo di Cava, Italy

La Vocatella near Corpo di Cava, Italy

Property from the collection of the late Timothy Clowes

Samuel Palmer, R.W.S

Newington 1805 - 1881 Redhill

La Vocatella near Corpo di Cava, Italy


Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour and scratching out

267 by 378 mm

Although many pigments have remained intact in this work, the colours in the sky may have dropped back a little. The sheet was once 'over-mounted' and the extreme left, right and upper edges are slightly lighter in tone.


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With Agnew's, London, by 2002;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 23 November 2006, lot 245;
with W.S. Fine Art, London;
sale, London, Christie's, 'Andrew Wyld: Connoisseur Dealer', 10 July 2012, lot 147

In 1837, Samuel Palmer married Hannah Linnell, daugther of John Linnell, RA. The couple embarked on a two year honeymoon to Italy where, perhaps inspired by his happy new circumstances, he created some of his finest watercolours.


The Palmers stayed at Corpo di Cava, which lies to the south of Naples near to Salerno.1 Another watercolour of the same scene, from a different viewpoint, is in the collection of the Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield and another, dated 1844, was last recorded in 1961.2


1. E. Malins Samuel Palmer's Italian Honeymoon, London 1968, p. 73

2. R. Lister, Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Samuel Palmer, London 1988, no. 311, pp. 126-27 & no 392, pp. 144-45., both illustrated