GALLERIES/Karen Taylor Fine Art
John Tunnard, A.R.A. (1900 - 1971)
Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil on artists's board, further inscribed on artist's board attached verso: 'Phoenix 1955/With best wishes for your/birthday.1956./Love from/John'
200 × 290 mm. (7 ⅞ × 11 ⅜ in.)
The Artist’s Eye- Travels to Italy and beyond
For LAW 2021 Karen Taylor Fine Art will be exhibiting a collection of works on paper of Italy from the estate of a private collector with many drawings of magnificent piles of ruins. Full cataloguing details of all drawings online at www.karentaylorfineart.com
The drawings are from the collection of Nigel Jaques, (1935-2020) one of the longest-serving and most popular masters (beaks) at Eton who collected watercolours and drawings of views of Italy from the period 1740 to 1860 for over forty years. He focussed on British artists who visited Rome and the Campagna, and the collection well represents the British circle of artists in Rome at the end of the 18th century. The magnificent piles of ruins and classical remains of Italy and the Grand Tour are central to his collection, as are landscapes and views of the Italian countryside and cities.
Accompanying the collection will be other drawings exploring the theme of the travelling artists of the late 18th and 19th centuries, from Thomas Rowlandson to Edward Lear.