Saturday, January 17, 2009

Giovanni Costa

[Landscape in Cumberlans]
oil on canvas
inscribed 'Pessaggio Inglese'
1833 - 1903.
Italian artist Giovanni (or Nino) painted this view close to Naworth Castle, near Brampton, home to George and Rosalind Howard who were friends and supporters of the artist since they met him in Rome in the winter of 1865-6. This was presumably painted during his trip to England in 1877.

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