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Coast Scene near Terracina

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Argentina
    City: Buenos Aires
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Landscapist William Marlow was born in London or Southwark. He trained in the studio of marine painter Samuel Scott in Covent Garden (1756-61) and is also thought to have studied at the St Martin’s Lane Academy. Marlow spent his early career travelling around England in search of subjects; painting English country houses and the areas around Twickenham, Richmond, and the lower banks of the Thames. On the advice of the Duchess of Northumberland he travelled to France and Italy (1765-66). He exhibited at the Society of Artists, becoming Vice-President in 1778, and at the Royal Academy. Marlow lived for a time in Leicester Fields (now Leicester Square). His one pupil was John Curtis. In c.1785 he retired to Twickenham, where he died aged 72.
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  • Details
    Title
    Coast Scene near Terracina
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 134.00 cm, width: 192.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Colnaghi's, February 1956
    Inscription
    sbr
    Provenance
    Sold through Christie's, London, in 1786; from which sale purchased by politician and traveller Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston (1739-1802) of Broadlands, near Romsey, Hampshire; by descent to emergency relief services and vicereine of India Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten [née Ashley], Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901-1960); from whom (via archivist Mrs Georgina Blois) purchased by Colnaghi, London, on 27 February 1948; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works on 8 February 1956
    GAC number
    3419