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Creator:
Thomas Jones, 1742–1803, British, active in Italy (1776–83)
Title:
Tivoli
Date:
ca. 1777
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite with gum on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 7/8 x 16 1/4 inches (27.6 x 41.3 cm) and Sheet: 10 7/8 × 16 1/4 inches (27.6 × 41.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper left: "St Tivoli"; in graphite, upper left: "Tivoli -Fg 1777"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "[...]"

Watermark: similar to Heawood 1589 (fleur-de-lis) (circle incompassing the fleur-de-lis with a C on top)

Signed and dated in pen and black ink, upper left: "1777 | T. Jones"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2638
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buildings | geology | Grand Tour | landscape | river | trees | waterfall
Associated Places:
Aniene | Italy | Lazio | Roma | Tivoli
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Classic Ground - British Artists and the Landscape of Italy, 1740-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-07-29 - 1981-09-20)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Block Museum of Art, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Toledo Museum of Art, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Portland Art Museum, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-09-20 - 2001-01-14)

Nobleness and Grandeur - Forging Historical Landscape in Britain, 1760 - 1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2005-01-27 - 2005-04-24)

Publications:
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Scott Wilcox, British watercolors, drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries from the Yale Center for British Art , Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1985, no. 10, pl. 10, ND1928 W533 1985 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10754
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