John Robert Cozens 1752–1797
T00984 The Gulf of Salerno c. 1790
Inscribed ‘John Cozens’ in border, b.l.
Watercolour, 14¿ x 21¿ (37.2 x 53.7).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell by 1922; entrusted by him to the N.A.-C.F. 1929.
Exh: B.F.A.C., 1922–3 (44); 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. 60, no. 270 III, repr. pl. XXIIa.
Based on the drawing in the Beckford sketchbook, iii, 11, which is dated ‘September 23’ 1782. Another watercolour version, dated 1790, is in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.