Campbell (Nineteenth Century), Elizabeth
'Idoga[?] said to be the oldest Town in Sicily. 29th Apr 1825'; Elizabeth Campbell with Mr Walker or Mr Moore and a guide, Taormina in the distance. Watercolour. Inscribed and dated, 1825. Provenance: An album of watercolours by Elizabeth Campbell. 8x11 inches.

£675

“We had left curiously placed on the summit of mountains an old town called Idoga and said to be the oldest in Sicily, of which some passing peasants seemed very proud: distant castle of Norman or Saranic origin crowned the abrubt points of apparently inaccessible rocks and spoke of former tyranny or barbaric fear: but the whole was grand. Here we saw the first palm trees growing wild, small and of no great age.”

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

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“We had left curiously placed on the summit of mountains an old town called Idoga and said to be the oldest in Sicily, of which some passing peasants seemed very proud: distant castle of Norman or Saranic origin crowned the abrubt points of apparently inaccessible rocks and spoke of former tyranny or barbaric fear: but the whole was grand. Here we saw the first palm trees growing wild, small and of no great age.”