Panoramic Landscape with a Farmhouse

about 1845, George Frederic Watts

The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

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It has recently been proposed by Prof. Allen Staley that this landscape is the work of the British painter Watts. It would have been painted in the Tuscan countryside, near Florence, where he was the guest of Lord Holland, British Minister there. One friend reported in spring 1845 that Watts had taken a 'violent fancy for landscape

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