Provenance: Jean and Cosmo Clark
Anticoli Corrado, a small village south of Rome, was famed for the
beauty of its inhabitants and had, since the nineteenth century, been
popular with Italian painters. Following in the footsteps of Colin Gill
the first Rome Scholar, Winifred Knights and Job Nixon spent the Summer
months of their scholarship in Anticoli, and subsequent scholars followed suit.
‘Anticoli is a glorious place and a little
terrifying, so wild and rugged with huge volcanic mountains all round.
I have never imagined a more beautiful place. It hardly seems real. We
saw Anticoli just springing up out of the precipice like a bundle of
toadstools, all grey houses with green moss covered roofs’ (Winifired Knights, letter to
her mother, XIII, Jan 22 1921).