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William Pars, 1742–1782, British

Temple of Venus and Rome from the Colosseum

Former Title(s):

Ansicht des Tempels der Venus und Rome

Temple of Venus In Rome from the Colosseum

Additional Title(s):

Temple of Venus , Rome

Watercolor with pen and brown and black ink over graphite on medium, moderately textured, blued white laid paper
Sheet: 12 1/16 x 16 3/8 inches (30.6 x 41.6 cm)

Inscribed in brown ink, lower right: "Coliseo Rome 178[1]"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "1. 233 | 250"; inscribed on verso in blue chalk, upper left: "1813" inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: " [Cana] a [...];

watermarked "D & C Blauw" (listed in 'Watermarks in Paper', by W. A. Churchill, chapter 'Vryheyt' page 54, #82)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | buildings | campanile | church | cityscape | fences | Grand Tour | grass | hats | men | ruins | sheep | temple | trees | wall
Associated Places:
Colosseum | Italy | Lazio | Roma | Rome | Santa Francesca Romana | Temple of Venus and Roma
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A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 16, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA)

John Gage, Zwei Jahrhunderte englische Malerei, britische Kunst und Europa 1680 bis 1880 : [Ausstellung] Haus der Kunst Mèunchen, 21. November 1979 bis 27. Januar 1980: [Katalog] , Ausstellungsleitung Haus der Kunst Mèunchen, Mèunchen, 1979, pp. 198, 200, no. 98, fig. 98, ND466 Z85 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, v. 1: intro. p. 7, p. 204, no. 407, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, Scene and Sensibility, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, issue no. 4178, April 29, 1983, p. 438, Film S748 (SML) Also available OnLine in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, cat. no. 16, NC228 Y34 (YCBA)

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