Agostino Aglio (1777-1857)

A beached collier off Eastbourne

Agostino Aglio

Inscribed beneath in brown ink: At Eastbourne 1848, watercolour over pencil with a brown line border, framed in a wooden moulding

(Image) 12.5 x 20 cm; 4 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches

Spink, 1980

The Italian artist, born in Cremona, settled in England in 1803, having travelled in Greece and Egypt with William Wilkins, R.A.

His work has often been confused with that of Constable, particularly his coastal views which look quite similar.

Examples of his work may be found at the British Museum, the V & A, Brighton Art Gallery and in several other museum collections.