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A View from the Palatine Hill, Rome, the Alban Hills in the Distance

A work made of watercolor, over graphite, on ivory laid paper, laid down on white laid paper, folded.
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  • A work made of watercolor, over graphite, on ivory laid paper, laid down on white laid paper, folded.

Date:

c. 1775

Artist:

Carlo Labruzzi
Italian, 1748-1818

About this artwork

From a group of recently discovered watercolors, this sweeping view from the Palatine Hill renders the
topography of Rome in a cool but fresh color palette. Working en plein air (outdoors, looking at the scene), Labruzzi was a leader for foreign watercolorists in Italy. This panorama is one of the broadest and most spontaneous of the many views that he made of the Appian Way, the ancient paved route from Rome to the Adriatic Sea.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Carlo Labruzzi

Title

A View from the Palatine Hill, Rome, the Alban Hills in the Distance

Origin

Italy

Date

1765–1775

Medium

Watercolor, over graphite, on ivory laid paper, laid down on white laid paper, folded

Dimensions

311 × 531 mm (primary support, folded); 374 × 531 mm (primary support, unfolded); 338 × 631 mm (secondary support, folded); 413 × 631 mm (secondary support, unfolded)

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Fund

Reference Number

2012.553

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