A view in Italy

A view in Italy



William Havell, R.W.S. (1782-1857)
A view in Italy

With inscription in an early hand verso:
Oil sketch in Italy by/William Havell
Oil on paper laid on board
27.7 by 39 cm., 11 by 15 3/8 in.

Sir George Charles Russell, Swallowfield Park Reading

Reading Museum and Art Gallery, William Havell 1782-1857, 20th February to 21st March 1970, no.57

This sketch dates from Havell's time in Italy in 1828-29. He is recorded in Rome in January 1828 and was back in England by August 1829. He seems to have mainly travelled with his fellow artist Thomas Uwins (1782-1857). By June 1828 they were together in Naples and in October took a house at Resina at the foot of Vesuvius. Havell was back in Rome in early 1829 before returning home.