Noto (Sicily)

Richard Beer (1928-2017)

Large etching of the baroque cathedral of Noto in Sicily, an early work from 1966 by the late Richard Beer which has come from the artist’s personal collection.

Noto is a city in southeastern Sicily, known for its baroque architecture, including the reconstructed 18th-century Noto Cathedral. The artist is well known for his skill in etching architectural landscapes and this is no exception.

Signed in pencil, titled Noto, denoted artists proof.   Published in 1966 by editions Alecto.  Collections: Government Art Collection.

Beer spent many holidays travelling through southern Europe where he sketched, drew and painted landscapes, architecture and street scenes as inspiration for his etchings and paintings which he would complete on his return to his Primrose hill home and studio. 

Provenance: from the estate sale of the late Richard Beer 

Measurements: 46 x 60cm plate size

Condition: Unframed, excellent condition, small edge tear to left edge, minor, some light discolouration from age to one corner.

This work has now been sold