Campbell (Nineteenth Century), Elizabeth
'Birdseye view of Girgenti from our room. May 13th 1825. Sicily'. Watercolour. Inscribed and dated, 1825. Provenance: An album of watercolours by Elizabeth Campbell. 8x11 inches.

“An attempt to represent what in nature is a most beautiful view, but more especially part of that country which was the granary of Italy: how entirely changed! and how peculiar are the fissures in the land, now formed of rocks. A great portion which the eye rests upon is wild, moor like land: blue clay decayed slatey soil, also farm pastures, but nowhere did we see corn. At the mouth of the small stream lies the Port of Girgenti: the two principal Temples are conspicuous; the large massive building is a convent – the Monkish Order I forget.”

This work appears in the Group: ELIZABETH CAMPBELL - SICILY 1825

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“An attempt to represent what in nature is a most beautiful view, but more especially part of that country which was the granary of Italy: how entirely changed! and how peculiar are the fissures in the land, now formed of rocks. A great portion which the eye rests upon is wild, moor like land: blue clay decayed slatey soil, also farm pastures, but nowhere did we see corn. At the mouth of the small stream lies the Port of Girgenti: the two principal Temples are conspicuous; the large massive building is a convent – the Monkish Order I forget.”