About this artwork

This picturesque scene is of a type that would have appealed to Marlow's patrons. Although it is topographical in character the site has not been identified conclusively. Suggestions have ranged from a town and castle on the Rhone, to Castle Huy on the Meuse. The people and boats are reminiscent of those in Canaletto's views which Marlow had admired and copied. It is possible that the painting is a composite view, combining different landscapes.

  • title:
    A View of the Château de Pierre Scize on the river Saône at Lyon
  • accession number:
    NG 431
  • artist:
    William MarlowEnglish (1740 - 1813)
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
  • measurements:
    81.30 x 114.70 cm
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Lady Murray of Henderland 1861
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

William Marlow

William Marlow