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Samuel Palmer 1805–1881
T01008 The Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine from the Palatine, Rome 1837–9
Inscribed ‘32’ t. r.
Watercolour over pencil, 5¿ x 11 (13.5 x 27.75).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll:...; Bryan Hook; Cotswold Gallery by 1927; Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.C.F. 1929.
Exh: Cotswold Gallery, March-April 1927 (1); Sheffield 1961 (42, as of 1838); see also under Atkins T00964.
Presumably executed in Rome, where Palmer arrived at the beginning of November 1837, remaining, apart from a visit to Naples, until August 1839. The 1927 Cotswold Gallery catalogue gave, without evidence, the more precise date 1839.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.