Campbell (Nineteenth Century), Elizabeth
'Cyclopian Islands near Catania Sicily. May 4th 1825' (sic). Watercolour. Inscribed and dated, 1825. Provenance: An album of watercolours by Elizabeth Campbell. 8x11 inches.

£475

“Beyond we reached Trizzi, also a small village, lining the bay, and in front of which are the Islands. We here took a boat and rowed round them. One has the remains of habitation upon it and is now cultivated in gardens. The others, of more grotesque form, are chiefly curious to the Naturalist, as being in great measure formed of basalt pillars which bear on their summits the soft white rock of calcareous nature. The pillars run in all directions; few, however, are of very distinct form and wholly inferior to the production of Staffa. Pyrites and crystallization are also amongst them, and along the coast, and our road we had observed much basalt.”

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

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“Beyond we reached Trizzi, also a small village, lining the bay, and in front of which are the Islands. We here took a boat and rowed round them. One has the remains of habitation upon it and is now cultivated in gardens. The others, of more grotesque form, are chiefly curious to the Naturalist, as being in great measure formed of basalt pillars which bear on their summits the soft white rock of calcareous nature. The pillars run in all directions; few, however, are of very distinct form and wholly inferior to the production of Staffa. Pyrites and crystallization are also amongst them, and along the coast, and our road we had observed much basalt.”