View Of Sicily, South Of Palermo
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1898.444
People
George Loring Brown, American (Boston, MA 1814 - 1889 Malden, MA)
Title
View of Sicily, South of Palermo
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1841
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Italy, Sicily, Palermo
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and gouache on cream wove paper
Dimensions
18 x 21.8 cm (7 1/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, l.l.c: Geo L. Brown; and at l.r.c. in brown watercolor: Jan 1841 ROME
  • inscription: affixed to mat, paper, English: in John Witt Randall's hand on mat: "I have seen no finer drawing by this native artist . JWR. G L Brown del. Rome 1841/View in Sicily S. of Palermo"
  • inscription: verso: View S. of Palermo Sicily
  • inscription: l.r., front of mat, graphite: 46
Provenance
John Witt Randall, Boston, MA; bequest to his sister Belinda L. Randall, 1892; gift to Harvard University, 1892.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Accession Year
1898
Object Number
1898.444
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Regina Soria, Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century American Artists in Italy 1760-1914, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (Rutherford, NJ, 1982), p. 74

Christopher Finch, American Watercolors, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1986), p. 87, ill.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and Melissa Renn, American Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born before 1826, Yale University Press and Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge and New Haven, 2014), p. 104, cat. 57, ill.

Verification Level

4 - Best. Object is extensively researched, well described and information is vetted