The Great Beauty: Views of Italy

I do believe that Italy really purifies and ennobles all who visit her. She is the school as well as the playground of the world’. E.M. Forster.

​Although the Grand Tour tradition had taken root in Britain several hundred years earlier, the lure of Italy endured long into the twentieth-century, with many artists and writers travelling to the Bel Paese in search of inspiration. This exhibition brings together a selection of such works by Modern British Artists. Be it in their interest in the beauty of the natural and living landscapes, or pilgrimages to learn from the Old Masters, these works pay testament to the myriad ways in which Italy continued to influence British artists in the Modern era.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Nocera Umbra, 1925
£12,750.00
Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)
Viterbo, 1929
£3,950.00
Private
Edward Bawden (1903 - 1989)
Monte Céceri, Florence
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Itri, 1928
£750.00
Sold
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Il Maestro del Pelo (RA), 1929
Reserved
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
To the Market, Perugia
Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
Landscape near Settignano, Florence
£12,750.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
£785.00
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
St. Agostino, Italy, c.1969
£1,850.00
Reserved
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Chianti Bottle with Apple, circa 1922
Reserved
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Landscape study for Santissima Trinita, circa 1924
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Ponte Rotto Rome, 1936
£3,750.00
Private
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Hypnos, 1928
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Baptism, circa 1924
£1,675.00
James Stroudley (1906 - 1985)
Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, 1930
£600.00
Margaret Gere (1878 - 1965)
The Baptism
£7,950.00
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Paradise,1921
£12,000.00
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Naples Bay at night. en route to Athens
£2,500.00
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Ponte Pietra, Verona, 1925
£175.00
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
£19,750.00