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Citadel of Cefalù; view from the east along the coast to the conical promontory of Cefalù, with citadel on the top, a road leads from the foreground along the shore
Watercolour and grey ink, over graphite
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Height: 271 millimetres
Width: 449 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 is another version of the same scene by Gore in the Goethe-Nationalmuseum, Weimar (Th.Scr.2.2/3 no.24), probably drawn from the same model as Hearne's (see M. Clarke and N. Penny, 'The Arrogant Connoisseur: Richard Payne Knight 1751-1824), 1982, no.113). See also Barbara Milner, 'Thomas Hearne, 1744-1817: A catalogue of his watercolours and drawings in the British Museum', unpublished typescript (MA report for Courtauld Institute), 1983, no.15); and Claudia Stumpf, `Richard Payne Knight, Expedition into Sicily', London, 1986.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1982 Jan-Apr, Manchester, Whitworth AG, 'The Arrogant Connoisseur: Richard Payne Knight', no. 113
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