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Joseph Allen Smith Contemplating Florence Across the Arno

Fabre, François Xavier Pascal (painter)

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Joseph Allen Smith Contemplating Florence Across the Arno


Fabre, François Xavier Pascal (painter) [ULAN info: French artist, 1766-1837]







Technique Description

oil on canvas


height: 70.9 cm
width: 90.5 cm


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1984 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Henry Sinclair of Dalkey Lodge, Dalkey, Dublin, his sale (anonymous), Christie's, 1 December 1916 (101); bt. Agnew's for Charles B.O. Clarke (48 guineas); by descent to the late J.P.S. Clarke and Mrs K.A.J.L. Clarke, from whose Exectors acquired for the Museum

In celebration of their 75th anniversary, with the aid of a special gift from the Directors of Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox and contributions from the National Art Collections Fund, the Cunliffe, Perceval and University Purchase Funds.


  1. signature
    Position: lower right, on the Corinthian capital
    Content: F.X.Fabri / Florentiae
  2. date
    Position: lower right, on the Corinthian capital
    Content: 1797


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 87]
  2. Pellicier, Laure (1979) Le Portrait à travers les Collections du Musée Fabre, Montpellier
    [comments: exhibition catalogue, no. 29]
  3. La Chronique des Arts Principales Acquisitions des Musées en 1984, [page: 55]
    Source title: Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1985)
    [comments: no. 1394, reproduced]
  4. (1985) Recent acquisitions by the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, London [page: 330]
    Source title: Burlington Magazine (May 1985)
    [comments: reproduced]
  5. (1986) National Art-Collections Fund Review 1985, London? [page: 152]
    [comments: cat. no. 3105, reproduced]
  6. Cocks, Anna Somers (1988) How to buy a Stubbs on £2,600 a Year, The Fitzwilliam and the N.A.C.F., London
    Source title: Apollo (April 1988)
    [comments: reproduced (colour)]
  7. Eastern Promise, [page: 30]
    Source title: Museums Journal (1991)
    [comments: reproduced]
  8. Ribero, Aileen (1995) The Art of Dress. Fashion in England and France 1750-1820, : Yale University Press [page: 221, 222]
    [comments: fig. 233]
  9. McNeal, R.A. Joseph Allen Smith, American Grand Tourist, [page: 64-91]
    Source title: International Journal of the Classical Tradition (1997)
    [comments: reproduced, fig. 1, p. 78]

Accession Number

PD.16-1984 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 2656; Input Date: 2000-03-02 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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