Italian coast scene
John Devoto (active 1708 - 1752)
Width: 14.1 cm; Height: 18.9 cm;
Inscription, J. Devoto, inv.
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b)
Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
About this work
This is a design for a painting to decorate the wall of a room; Devoto worked both as a painter of stage scenery and as a decorative painter in private houses. A finished drawing with a Latin signature, it would appear to have been made for presentation to a patron, either as a plan of a future project, or a record of a finished one.
(Permanent collection label)
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