Anticoli, Corrado

WAG 8778


Wedgwood studied at Liverpool School of Art (1919 - 1921) and the Royal College of Art. He won the prestigious Prix de Rome in Engraving in 1925. He taught at the Liverpool Institute and the Liverpool School of Art in the 1930s. Liverpool University holds a large collection of prints by Wedgwood, the majority of which were collected by Sydney Jones, Wedgwood's patron and major benefactor of Liverpool University. This watercolour shows the Italian hill village of Anticoli, 40 miles east of Rome, where Wedgwood lived in the late 1920s. This gouache was painted in 1945. It derives from an earlier engraving and drawing of the same view. The precision of this watercolour is influenced by the clarity and deliberation of Wedgwood's work as a printmaker.