Cetera, a Fishing Town on the Gulf of Salerno, Italy by John Robert Cozens

Cozens was, according to Constable, the 'greatest genius that ever touched landscape'.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
26 x 38 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £28,000)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Agnew's

His landscapes are muted in colour and soft in lighting, being predominantly blue-green or blue-grey in tonality. Cetera is undoubtedly among the artist's most powerful compositions, possessing all the sublime grandeur of a mountain scene. Both Girtin and Turner were strongly influenced in their early stages by Cozens' work of this quality.

Provenance

Late Mrs Cecil Keith.

Venue details

The Whitworth The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester Greater Manchester M15 6ER 0161 275 7450 www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth

Entry details

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