A composition chosen by the sitter and derived from a portrait of Goethe by Tischbein.
Allen Smith Seated above the Arno comtemplating Florence by François-Xavier Fabre, 1797
Â© Fitzwilliam Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 69 x 89 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £7,000 ( Total: £41,940)
- Acquired in:
- Executors of Mrs K A J Clarke
Smith, a tourist in Italy, sits in the foreground amidst classical ruins while the city and hills rise in the distance. Signed and dated.
Henry Sinclair, Dalky Lodge, Dublin; sold Christie's; bt. Agnew's; Charles Clarke by descent to Louis Clarke; J.Stephenson Clarke; Mrs K.A.J. Clarke (on loan to the Fitzwilliam from 1980).
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