1931 : Patio of the Villa Torre Quattro Venti

Image number W563, image courtesy of the owner Description Watercolour
Size (cm) 28 x 38 Signed Yes Dated 1931
Inscribed "Quattro Venti Capri Italy the home of the late [unreadable] an American artist of note who illustrated Omar Khayyam Painted in 1932" Owner NZ private
Picture notes The inscription identifies the location as the house built by Elihu Vedder. MH's diary for 6 Sept 1931 has, "Miss Vedder's - lunch 12-45 Capri bot cotton wool 2 lira Lysol 13-50 Lunch at Quattro Venti (Torre) sketch". She went at the invitation of Maud Sherwood, another NZ painter. The inscription's reference to 1932 seems to be a mistake.
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