Catalogue entry

John Robert Cozens 1752–1797

T00983 Padua after 1782

Not inscribed. Mark of Sir Charles Robinson b.r.
Watercolour, 10¼ x 14¿ (26 x 37.2).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: William Beckford, sold Christie’s, 10 April 1805 (58), bt. Hearne; ...; Sir Charles Robinson, sold Sotheby’s, 24 February 1914 (75); Herbert Powell by 1922; entrusted by him to the N.A.-C.F. 1929.
Exh: B.F.A.C., 1922–3 (12); British Art, R.A., 1934 (699; Commemorative Catalogue, 1935, no. 674); see also under Atkins T00964.
Lit: C F Bell and T Girtin, ‘The Drawings and Sketches of John Robert Cozens’, in Walpole Society, XXIII, 1935, p. 53, no. 214; Martin Hardie, Water-colour Painting in Britain, I, 1966, p. 141, repr. pl. 111.

Based on the drawing in the Beckford sketchbook, i, 20, which is dated ‘June 18’ 1782.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.