Campbell (Nineteenth Century), Elizabeth
'Salemi. May 16th 1825. Sicily'; Mr Stroud and Deaks on the left, Elizabeth Campbell on horseback. Watercolour. Inscribed and dated, 1825. Provenance: An album of watercolours by Elizabeth Campbell. 8x11 inches.

“We had a view of Salemi shortly after we began our March and its appearance was very singular, seemingly built upon a rocky height, and from the distance scarcely distinguishable from it. On emerging from a singular solitary sort of basin, surrounded by hills, all of grass and peculiarly wild, we again saw the Town, regretting the time it would take us to climb the highest. Its most beautiful point of view was leaving it when seen at the termination of along vista of pine trees and backed by distant mountains, but time, time pressed us onwards.”

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

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“We had a view of Salemi shortly after we began our March and its appearance was very singular, seemingly built upon a rocky height, and from the distance scarcely distinguishable from it. On emerging from a singular solitary sort of basin, surrounded by hills, all of grass and peculiarly wild, we again saw the Town, regretting the time it would take us to climb the highest. Its most beautiful point of view was leaving it when seen at the termination of along vista of pine trees and backed by distant mountains, but time, time pressed us onwards.”