Peter Lanyon (British, 1918-1964) Winter Landscape, Anticoli Corrado 32 x 36 in. (12 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)
Lot 115
Peter Lanyon (British, 1918-1964) Winter Landscape (Anticoli Corrado) 32 x 36 cm. (12 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)
Sold for £9,600 (US$ 15,494) inc. premium

Lot Details
Various Properties
Peter Lanyon (British, 1918-1964)
Winter Landscape (Anticoli Corrado)
partially signed 'yon' and dated '53' (lower left), further signed, inscribed and dated again 'WINTER LANDSCAPE/ANTICOLI CORRADO/Peter Lanyon 1953' (on a label attached to the backboard)
watercolour and gouache
32 x 36 cm. (12 1/2 x 14 1/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Sale; Christie's, London, 8 June 1979, lot 212, where purchased by the present owner

    Anticoli Corrado is a small town that lies about 30 miles to the north-east of Rome. Its artistic links date back to the 19th century, when its inhabitants would go to Piazza di Spagna in Rome in the hopes of catching the eye of one of the numerous painters who frequented the square looking for models. Subsequently artists started to go to the small town that provided so many of their handsome models and found a picturesque place of narrow streets that in its own right became the subject of many paintings.

    In May 1953 Lanyon settled in Anticoli having won an Italian government scholarship for a trip to Italy. Lanyon took very well to Italy and even described it as his 'second home'. (Chris Stephens, Peter Lanyon, At the Edge of Landscape, 21 Publishing, London, 2000, p.115) He spent two weeks initially in Rome in early January 1953, before settling in Anticoli Corrado. He was to remain there for just over three months, leaving in early May. Though its artistic heyday was on the wane by the 1950s, Anticoli Corrado still had many artists' studios at its disposal and was very similar in atmosphere to St.Ives. The British connection was strengthened in being the home of the director of the British School in Rome, which was frequented by British artists. Lanyon found the release from Cornwall inspiring. His palette opened up to reveal stronger, more sensuous colours. Lanyon returned to Anticoli Corrado in 1957.
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