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
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
Naples Bay at night. en route to Athens
£3,900
Private
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Hypnos, 1928
Sold
Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
Landscape near Settignano, Florence
Sold
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
To the Market, Perugia
Private
Edward Bawden (1903 - 1989)
Monte Céceri, Florence
Sold
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Il Maestro del Pelo (RA), 1929
Margaret Gere (1878 - 1965)
The Baptism
£6,800
Phyllis Dodd (1899 - 1995)
St. Agostino, Italy, c.1969
£1,850
Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)
Viterbo, 1929
£3,950
Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)
Baptism, circa 1924
£1,675
James Stroudley (1906 - 1985)
Piazza Santa Chiara, Assisi, 1930
£600
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Itri, 1928
£750
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for People Seeking After Wisdom, 1928
£785
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Paradise,1921
Sold
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Landscape study for Santissima Trinita, circa 1924
Sold
Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Roof-terrace of the British School at Rome, 1926
Sold
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Ponte Rotto Rome, 1936
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Ponte Pietra, Verona, 1925
£175
Sold
Percy Horton (1897 - 1970)
Chianti Bottle with Apple, circa 1922