Study of a Tree
Medium: Watercolor over an under drawing in graphite
Dimensions: 15 15/16 × 10 5/8 in. (40.5 × 27 cm)
frame: 23 3/8 × 18 1/4 in. (59.4 × 46.4 cm)
Credit Line: F. V. du Pont Acquisition Fund, 2013
About: The Italian landscape painter Nino Costa was of particular influence on a group of English artists working in Italy in the 1860s and 1870s including Edward Burne-Jones and Marie Spartali Stillman. Costa’s work was celebrated in England with a large exhibition at the Fine Art Society in London in 1882. Although best known for his lyrical landscapes, this closely observed rendering of an individual element of the landscape, is a format that was also practiced by the young Pre-Raphaelite painters.
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