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

Vico, Corsica

Date

1874

Artist

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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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Courtesy of a private collector

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Location

Vico, Corsica, France

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In the distance it is possible to see the Convent of Saint-François. It was founded in 1451 by the Franciscans. It has four cloisters. The monks were expelled during the Revolution. In 1836, he was invested by the missionary congregation of the Oblates of Marie-Immaculate founded in Provence by Eugène de Mazenod twenty years earlier. Expelled by the anticlerical laws of the beginning of the XX century, the fathers return in 1936.