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Samuel Palmer, R.W.S
1805年生於紐因頓,1881年卒於雷德希爾
FLORENCE
Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour
42 by 61 cm., 16 1/2 by 24 in.
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Sale, London, Sotheby's, 21 March 2002, lot 195

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In this sweeping panorama, Palmer shows the great Renaissance city of Florence from the Church of San Miniato. Many of the great landmarks can be seen, including the Duomo, with Brunelleschi's majestic dome, the octagonal Baptisty, Giotto’s elegant tower and the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. Further to the left four bridges, including the famous Ponte Vecchio, traverse the Arno, while in the distance the Apennines can clearly be seen.

Palmer drew this work in September 1839, towards the end of his extended honeymoon to Italy. Despite remaining in the city for six weeks, very few works from this part of his trip have survived. Raymond Lister, the Palmer scholar, only recorded two views of Florence in his catalogue raisonné. He noted that one has been untraced since 1909, while the other is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.1 A third watercolour of the city was included in a sale at Christie's on the 14 November 1989, lot 150.

1. R. Lister, Catalogue Raissonne of the Works of Samuel Palmer, London, 1988, p. 135, no. 347 and 348

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