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The Fall of the Garigliano at Sorra, in the Kingdom of Naples; view of a high waterfall to the right of a town on high fortified walls, with wooded, steep-sided ravine, river flowing over rocks in a broad stream right to left, female figures collecting water and woman with a child on the far side of the river, male figures standing and seated on the near bank in the foreground. 1864.
Watercolour with pen and ink and white bodycolour
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Height: 305 millimetres
Width: 475 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1767 as "A View of the fall of the Gariglians at Sora, 50 miles from Naples".
When it was acquired by the British Museum the drawing was framed in a Victorian frame with an original frame backboard inserted in the back and an original label. The label reads: "The Fall of the Garigliano at Sora, in the Kingdom of Naples. Geo. Keate, 1764. Exhibited at Spring Garden 1767."
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1767 London, Society of Artists, no.296
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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.
Purchased by Charles Nugent at Anon. Christie's sale 1993, for £400
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