Modern British Art by Reginald Brill: Anticoli Corardo, mid 1920's |





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Reginald Brill:
Anticoli Corardo, mid 1920's

Mounted (ref: 2458)

Pen and ink, 14 x 17 in. (35.5 x 43 cm.)

Tags: British School of Rome topography

Provenance: Jean and Cosmo Clark

Anticoli Corrado, a small village south of Rome, was famed for the beauty of its inhabitants and had, since the nineteenth century, been popular with Italian painters. Following in the footsteps of Colin Gill the first Rome Scholar, Winifred Knights and Job Nixon spent the Summer months of their scholarship in Anticoli, and subsequent scholars followed suit.

 'Anticoli is a glorious place and a little terrifying, so wild and rugged with huge volcanic mountains all round. I have never imagined a more beautiful place. It hardly seems real. We saw Anticoli just springing up out of the precipice like a bundle of toadstools, all grey houses with green moss covered roofs' (Winifired Knights, letter to her mother, XIII, Jan 22 1921).

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