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View of Castel Sant' Elia; a castle and other buildings on a rocky cliff. 1826
Watercolour over graphite
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Height: 245 millimetres
Width: 321 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Label text (added 2003): The old mount of the drawing was inscribed with the attribution and the date (1826). A pupil of Regnault and Watelet, Caruelle dAligny went to Italy for the first time in 1824-27 and the present watercolour was made on this visit. In Rome he became a close associate of Corot, who also painted this site, to the North of Rome, in the same year. On returning to France he worked regularly in Fontainebleau and Barbizon.
With Corot he belongs to the first generation of Barbizon painters, although for his more finished exhibition pieces he continued to employ a classically idealised style of landscape.
See Jullien in GB-A, 1982, pp 192-200; Aubrun G82.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1984, BM, Master Drawings & Watercolours, no. 130
1996, BM, French Drawings from the BM, (no cat.)
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Formerly in a private collection in Paris
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