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Hilly Landscape with Castle Ruin and High Tower, c. 1818

Frédéric Salathé
Swiss, 1793 - 1860
pen and black ink with watercolour over graphite on ivory wove paper
24.7 x 34.4 cm
Purchased 2007
National Gallery of Canada (no. 42021r)

Salathé viewed his works done directly from nature not as means to an end, but as ends in themselves. Begun in pencil and partially completed in ink and watercolour, both sides of this sheet show his ability to develop pictorial form. The unfinished state of the images is common in his work and in that of other Romantic artists in Rome at the time.

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