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'Tomb of Theron', Agrigentum; the square tomb in a cornfield, two shepherds in the foreground with sheep and goats, in the distance a temple on a hill and ruins on another hill further off
Watercolour, with grey ink, over graphite
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Height: 270 millimetres
Width: 447 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of the watercolours made by Hearne to illustrate Richard Payne Knight's Sicilian tour of 1777. Hearne's watercolours were based on drawings made by Jakob Philipp Hackert and Charles Gore, who travelled with Payne Knight, and they were probably intended to illustrate a published account of the expedition which did not materialise.
There are two finished watercolours by Gore of the same view, one in the BM (1927, 0712.4) and one in the Goethe-Nationalmuseum, Weimar (Th.Scr.2.2(3), no.63)
See: M. Clarke and N. Penny, 'The Arrogant Connoisseur: Richard Payne Knight 1751-1824), 1982, no.104; Barbara Milner, 'Thomas Hearne, 1744-1817: A catalogue of his watercolours and drawings in the British Museum', unpublished typescript (MA report for Courtauld Institute), 1983, no. 21; and Claudia Stumpf, `Expedition into Sicily', London, 1986.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1982 Jan-Apr, Whitworth AG, 'Payne Knight', no. 104
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