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Title Entrance to Hastings from the London Road
Collection Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Aglio, Agostino Maria (Italian painter and scenographer, 1777-1857, active in Great Britian)
Date 1823 (dated)
Date Earliest about
Date Latest about
Signed yes
Description

The London road recedes into the middle-ground, directing the eye into this view of Hastings. On either side hills rise up, framing the view of the sea in the middle distance.

The painting reflects a growing interest in depicting local landscapes at the beginning of the nineteenth century that can also be seen in the works of English artists such as Constable and Gainsborough.

Current Accession Number HASMG:951.10
Inscription front ll 'Aglio 1823'
Subject landscape; townscape; place (Hastings)
Measurements 20 x 28 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Publications Public Catalogue Foundation, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in East Sussex, London, 2005, ill. p. 288.
Notes See also a similar view by the artist, inv. no. HASMG:946.64.8.
Rights Owner Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Author Bryony Bartlett-Rawlings
 

 

 

 

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