Sepulchral Remains in the Campagna near Rome

John Robert Cozens (British, 1752–1797)
Sepulchral Remains in the Campagna near Rome, ca. 1782-83

Watercolor on paper
10 3/8 x 14 3/4 inches (26.4 x 37.5 cm)


ca. 1783–1805, Collection of William Beckford, Fonthill Abbey, Somerset, England (commissioned by Beckford).

April 10, 1805, Sale, "A Capital and Truly Valuable Collection of Original High-Finished Drawings, The Whole Executed by that Eminent Artist, the Younger Cozens..." (William Beckford sale), Christie's, London. Possibly lot no. 93 (sold as "Sepulchral Remains in the Campagna, near Rome")

1805–?, possibly Collection of Dr. Monro, England (purchased at 1805 sale)

unknown dates, possibly at Agnew Gallery, London

unknown dates, Collection of George Smith, St. John's Wood, London

?–1975, Private Collection, England (?)

1975–1976, Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London

1976, Indiana University Art Museum purchased from Thomas Agnew & Sons


October 15–December 14, 1986, "British Watercolors from the 19th and 20th Centuries," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

August 4–September 29, 1996, "Scenic Views: Eighteenth-Century Landscapes, Ruinscapes, and Cityscapes," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington (cat. page 15, figure 11; and page 29)

September 20-December 21, 2008, "The Grand Tour: Art and Travel, 1740-1914," Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

Catalogue Raisonné

Bell, C. F., and Thomas Girtin. The Drawings and Sketches of John Robert Cozens: A Catalogue with an Historical Introduction. The Twenty-Third Volume of the Walpole Society. Oxford: The Walpole Society, 1934-1935. (probably cat. no. 371, page 73)

Alternate Titles

The Sleeping Shepherd


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