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Artist NameThomas Hartley Cromek (1809-1873)
TitleThe Outer Colonnade of the Colosseum, Rome
Date of Artwork1848
MediumSigned lower centre: T.H. Cromek Rome 1848
Size14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. • 367 x 292 mm
SignedSigned lower centre: T.H. Cromek Rome 1848
Estimated Value$6,500


Anonymous sale, Christie's, 24th March 1987, lot 140;
By descent until 2022

Further Information

Cromek was born in London, the son of an engraver, and was apprenticed to a portrait painter in Wakefield, Yorkshire. He soon turned to landscape and lived and worked on the Continent, mainly Rome, from 1831 to 1849. He built up a successful teaching there but was forced to return home in 1849 by Garibaldi's attack on Rome.