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The Tombs of the Scaligeri, Verona

1835

James Holland

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Title

The Tombs of the Scaligeri, Verona

Date

1835

Artist

Description

Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour
28.8 by 21.3cm, 11 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches

This dates from Holland's first trip to Italy in 1835. He left London in July and reached Geneva in late October. On 29th October he reached Milan and stopped at Verona on his way to Venice. The Scaligeri were a dynasty who ruled Verona in the 13th and 14th century and their family tombs are just off the Piazza dei Signori in Verona. Holland may have been influenced in his choice of subject by Richard Parkes Bonington, an artist he much admired, who visited the city in 1826 and also drew the tombs.

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Location

Scaliger Tombs, Verona, Italy

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

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