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Creator:
William Pars, 1742–1782, British
Title:
Temple of Venus and Rome from the Colosseum
Date:
1781
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and brown and black ink over graphite on medium, moderately textured, blued white laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/16 x 16 3/8 inches (30.6 x 41.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

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 [...];

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1571
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
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
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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English Drawings and Watercolors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18)

British Painting and the European Continent (Haus der Kunst Munich, 1979-11-20 - 1980-01-27)

Classic Ground - British Artists and the Landscape of Italy, 1740-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-07-29 - 1981-09-20)

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10 - 1983-02)

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

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-30)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (The State Hermitage Museum, 2007-10-23 - 2008-01-13)

Publications:
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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)

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)

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)

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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:13024
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