Susanna Frances Faithful Fanshaw
1817 – 1898
View of the Roman countryside near the cave of Egeria
Brush and watercolor. 169 x 337 mm – 6 5/8 x 13 1/4 in.
Signed and dated, in pencil, bottom right : Fanshawe. 1865
laid down on an album page and written on the page under the drawing : On the Campania FF 1866 – grotto of Egeria – 10
the cave of Egeria located at the time outside Rome is a sacred fountain associated with Egeria, the nymph of the waters who would have advised Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome.
Condition report – Some spots.