Copley Fielding, View of Temples at Delphi, watercolour circa 1820
Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (1785-1855)
View of the Temples at Delphi, Greece, with figures in the foreground, an aqueduct in the distance.
Signed ‘Copley Fielding’ lower left
In a 19th century gilt frame with inner slip bearing the title ‘THE TEMPLE OF JUNO / COPLEY FIELDING’
The frame with part of a framer’s label with Royal Warrant.
Condition: Good condition with minimal colour loss, the frame with some damage & re-touching to gold evident, perfectly presentable.
This is a rarely seen Copley Fielding, with most of his works being British scenes in the Romantic manner, landscapes with ruined castles, seascapes with windswept waves, views in the rugged northern wilderness. A small number depict overseas scenes, and these were imaginative works created from sketches made by those who took the trip; apparently, Copley Fielding never left Britain!
There’s evidence of this in the unrealistic view of the Tholos of Delphi with much of the structure remaining; see our Blog Post for more on this interesting subject >>