View of Sicily, South of Palermo

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American (Boston, MA 1814 - 1889 Malden, MA)
View of Sicily, South of Palermo, 1841
19th century
Creation Place: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Watercolor and gouache on cream wove paper
18 x 21.8 cm (7 1/16 x 8 9/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
, 1898.444
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
John Witt Randall, Boston, MA; bequest to his sister Belinda L. Randall, 1892; gift to Harvard University, 1892.
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.