image © Guy Peppiatt Fine Art | Licence: All Rights Reserved
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In the Villa Chigi

Date

1846

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Description

Watercolour over traces of pencil  heightened with bodycolour. The Villa Chigi is in Ariccia in the hills south- east of Rome and belonged to one of the most influential papal families in Rome.  The Chigi Family transformed the villa into a baroque palace between 1664 and 1672 using plans by Bernini.  Cromek travelled with Mary Somerville and her family, who noted on her own visit to the Chigi Villa that it was 'in a most picturesque but dilapidated state' (see 'Personal Recollections of Mary Somerville by her daughter Martha Somerville' Echo Library 2009).

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Palazzo Chigi, Rome, Italy

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