Landscape with Fishermen and Washerwomen by a Cascade by Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini)

One of the 66 drawings from Holkham Hall.

Details

Medium:
Black chalk, brown ink
Dimensions:
28 x 43 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,150 ( Total: £71,500)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Artemis Fine Arts

Transformes the flat landscape surrounding Holkham Hall into a picturesque Italianate landscape of water, evergreen oaks, a temple, and an artificial lake whose appearance has been likened to the Tiber.

Provenance

1st Earl of Leicester adn by descent; Christie's 'Old Master Drawings from Holkham', 2 July 1991, Lot 28 bt. Sharp

Venue details

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

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