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The Sublime and the Beautiful
Irish Art 1700 - 1830

20th June - 27th July 2001

5b.
Figures by a Torrent in a Stormy Wooded Landscape
James Forrester
Oil on canvas
52 x 76 ½ in
132 x 194 cm
Signed and dated on a label attached to the stretcher: 'James Forrester/Pinxt Romae/1766'
Provenance: 4th Earl Fitzwilliam, Milton House, acquired in Rome in 1767, thence by descent until after the Second World War
Literature: Brinsley Ford (ed.), 'The Letters of Jonathan Skelton ...', Walpole Society; 1956 - 58, Vol. XXXVI, p. 58 Anne Crookshank and the Knight of Glin, The Painters of Ireland, circa 1660 - 1920, London, 1978, p. 126 Gaspard Dughet a French Landscape Painter in 17th Century Rome and his influence on British Art, Exhibition Catalogue, Kenwood House, London, 1980, p. 87 Ellis Waterhouse, British 18th-Century Painters, Woodbridge, 1981, p. 129 Nichola Figgis, 'Irish Landscapists in Rome 1750 - 1780', Irish Arts Review; Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 1987, p. 63 John Ingamells (ed.), A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy 1701 - 1800, New haven and London, 1997, pp. 361, 371

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