By an Italian Village

James Duffield Harding, 1857

WAG 8177

About this object

Harding visited Switzerland in 1856 and 'By an Italian Village' is thought to be based on sketches he made on the journey. It was previously exhibited at Hove Museum's 'Exhibition of British Watercolour Art' in 1934.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    James Duffield Harding (British: English, born:1797, died:4 December 1863)
  • Date
    1857
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Gouache; Paper
  • Measurements
    22.5 x 48.5 cm
  • Physical description
    A landscape view with mountains on the left disappearing into the distance and a small Italian village surrounded by trees on the right. A four arched bridge crosses a flowing river in the centre, with five figures gathered on either side.
  • Related people
    Archdeacon Smythe (Previous owner); Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire (Previous owner); Boydell Galleries (Previous owner); James Duffield Harding (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 8177
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by C F J Beausire in 1972
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • English Watercolours in the Collection of C F J Beausire

    Edward Morris

    Author: Edward Morris
    Publisher: Walker Art Gallery, Printed by Elliot Bros. & Yeoman Ltd.
    Date: 1970
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Ownership

Previous owners

  • Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1972
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery in 1972
  • Boydell Galleries

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Archdeacon Smythe

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded

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Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: JDH 1857
    Inscription method: Monogram
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  • Inscription text: Boydell Galleries, 15, Castle Street
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  • Inscription text: Hove Museum Loan Exhibition, 1934, Ven. Archdeacon Smythe Lender
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  • Inscription text: 15, Boydell 1616
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