Thomas ManbyThe Ruins of the Colosseum c.1660-90

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Artist
Thomas Manby (c.1660‑1690)
Title
The Ruins of the Colosseum
Date c.1660-90
MediumWatercolour and graphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 382 x 279 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1988
Reference
T05518
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Catalogue entry

Thomas Manby ?1633–1695

The Ruins of the Colosseum
c.1660–90
Pencil, ink and grey wash on paper
382 x 279 mm
Inscribed in ink ‘Manby 6’ top centre
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
T05518

Ownership history
… ; Francis Place (died 1728); by descent to Elizabeth Fraser and thence, on her death in 1873, to her second husband, Patrick Allen Fraser, of Hospitalfields, Arbroath; his sale Sotheby’s, 10 June 1931 (no.149, eleven drawings, unattributed), bought by Bernard Squire; Iolo A. Williams, from whom purchased, through exchange, by L.G. Duke; his sale Sotheby’s, 22 October 1970 (no.129), bought Sanders of Oxford with whom remained as stock until sold Christie’s, 15 November 1988 (no.46); bought by Tate Gallery… (read more)

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