Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)

Anticoli Corardo, mid 1920’s

SKU: 2458

Pen and ink, 14 x 17 in. (35.5 x 43 cm.)


Height – 35.5cm x Width – 43cm


Jean and Cosmo Clark

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).

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Reginald Brill
1902 - 1974

Artist in oil and watercolour and fine draughtsman of landscapes, figure studies and portraits. Born in London, Brill studied under Henry Tonks at the Slade School 1921-4 after a period at the St Martin’s School of Art. Won the Prix de Rome for painting and was at the British School in Rome 1927-9. Worked in Cairo, 1930. Exhibited at the RA, Leicester Galleries and in East Anglia, where he lived, at Lavenham. Was principal of Kingston School of Art. Wrote Modern Painting and Art as a Career. Kingston Polytechnic, the Royal Borough and the Phoenix Gallery organised a retrospective in Kingston in 1985, with another at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, 1999.


SKU: 6659

Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)

Viterbo, 1929


SKU: 1667

Reginald Brill (1902 - 1974)

Eve, Study for The Expulsion, 1927