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Cicero's villa at Pozzuoli; view from a stone parapet across a valley with a ravine, several houses and a church on the hill opposite
Pen, ink and grey wash with white bodycolour on blue paper; an extension on the paper to the top, mounted down on thicker paper
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Height: 369 millimetres
Width: 448 millimetres
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- For more information see the comment for 2014,7022.1.
Another drawing from Pozzuoli (near Naples) is dated July 1818, although Joe Rock believes this to be erroneous and perhaps a mistake for 1817. (See Joe Rock's website: http://sites.google.com/site/ hughwilliamwilliams which includes information from his PhD thesis on Williams and his article 'Hugh William Williams ('Grecian Williams') 1773-1829', Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, n.s., 5 (2002), 83-91.)
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- These drawings came from an album of around 120 drawings, known as the De La Hanty album because it contained the bookplate of Baron Dr. De la Hanty. This is presumably Baron Dr. Cornelius Ver Heydon de Lancy [1889-1984] who married Josephine De la Hanty just prior to World War II. The album was probably sold in his sale on 17 June 1987, where it may have been purchased by Stephen Somerville but we have not been able to confirm this. It was then exhibited by Somerville in 1988 and largely broken up.
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.
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