© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)
© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)

Tivoli

1758

Jonathan Skelton

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Title

Tivoli

Date

1758

Description

Jonathan Skelton is an important figure in the emergence of the British landscape tradition, although comparatively little is known about him, other than the evidence of his surviving works and a handful of letters sent from Italy to his British patron. He arrived in Rome in December 1757 and embarked upon an intense study of the surrounding landscape. Tivoli had a particulr appeal for Skelton, which he described as ‘ye only school where our two most celebrated Landscape Painters Claude and Gasper studied’. Skelton, who appeared to exist on a near starvation diet, died of a fever in Rome in January 1759.
Gallery label, April 2007

Medium: Graphite, watercolour and ink on paper
Credit line: 'Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967'

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Tivoli, Rome, Italy

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