English, 1752 - 1797

Between Salerno and Eboli

Date: 1782

This watercolor was one of many that recorded a Grand Tour to Italy in 1782. The travelers included the artist and William Beckford, a famous English collector and novelist. Cozens had the task of recording the journey in pictures. He filled seven sketchbooks and then later developed his sketches into watercolors. This one shows a scene along the Amalfi coast in southern Italy. While the trip resulted in some of Cozens’s most famous watercolors, his relationship with Beckford soured.

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Medium: Watercolor

Dimensions: H: 10 3/4 x W: 14 1/2 in.

Place: England

Accession: 0041

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Works on Paper - Subject Pictures

Tags: Watercolor , Salerno , Eboli , Tree

Purchased Feb. 27, 1987 from Andrew Wilde. From the collections of William Beckford, until 1805; sale, Mrs. Christie's, London, April 10, 1805. "A Catalogue of a Capital and Truly Valuable Collection of Original High-Finished Drawings. The Whole executed by that Eminent Artist. The Younger Cozens During a Tour through the Tyrol and Italy. In company with an Amateur of Distinguished taste from Whose Cabinet they are now first brought forward to public inspection, lot 91, as View between Salerno and Eboli, On the Road to Paestum - a chaste and beautiful Drawing tinted in a sweet silvery tone; sold for 12.12.0 to Edridge; Mrs. G.E.M. Lewis; King's College, Cambridge." Recorded in C. F. Bell and Thomas Girtin, "The Drawings and sketches of John Robert Cozens" in the Twenty-Third Volume of the Walpole Society 1934-1935 (Oxford, 1935), p. 64, no. 304, Between Salerno and Eboli (C). On exhibit at The Pierpont Morgan Library April 21, 1992 to August 15, 1992 . The exhibit was entitled "Sketching at Home and Abroad."