Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Corsica, tower

Date

1874

Artist

Collection

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Description

This is a page from a sketchbook belonging to Robert Elwes (14"x 8" with a marbled cover). Dated 1874, the watercolours record scenes in southern France and Corsica. [Robert Elwes Marbled Sketchbook No. 5]

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Image Credit

Courtesy of a private collector

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Location

Tower of Sagone, Vico, Corsica, France

Country

Tww Comment

The Tower of Sagone is a ruined Genoese tower located on the west coast of the Corsica. The tower sits on the west side of the Anse de Sagone. The tower was built in 1581 and replaced an earlier tower. It was one of a series of coastal defences constructed by the Republic of Genoa between 1530 and 1620 to stem the attacks by Barbary pirates. The tower is privately owned and in 1974 was listed as one of the official historical monuments of France.