The Primitive City by Edward Calvert

Small watercolour of a naked woman under a fruit tree by a stream outside a town.

Details

Category:
Classical/Mythological
Medium:
Watercolour with pen & ink outlines Dimensions: 8 x 11 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100 ( Total: £100)
Acquired in:
1947
Vendor:
Mrs Louis Davis

A very early work showing Blake's influence before the artist met Blake. Signed: Edward Calvert 1822.

Provenance

(?) George Richmond; Sir Sidney Colvin; Red Cross Sale, bt Louis Davis; 1941 his widow.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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