The Artist Returned from Italy by Maurice Sheppard

This self portrait was painted during the artist's presidency of the Royal Watercolour Society, and captures the essence of his own 'Grand Tour' to Italy in the 1970s.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
39.9 x 48 cm
Acquired in:
2013
Presented by:
Maurice Sheppard through The Art Fund

The counterpane worn by the artist borrows from the robe in Tischbein's 'Goethe in the Roman Campagna' (1786), and the artist also includes books on other artists that were influential on his practice at the time. The watercolour compliments a larger collection of works by Maurice Sheppard already in the library's collection.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

National Library of Wales Penglais, ABERYSTWYTH Ceredigion SY23 3BU 01970 632800 www.llgc.org.uk/

Entry details

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