View of Tivoli

Samuel Palmer, English, 1805 - 1881

Geography:
Made in Italy, Europe

Date:
1838-39

Medium:
Transparent and opaque watercolor with fabricated black chalk and graphite on paper, mounted on cardboard

Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 7/8 x 16 3/8 inches (32.7 x 41.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1956-7-4

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goldsmith and Mabel Zahn in memory of J. Leonard Sessler, 1956

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Label:
In this ravishing sunset view, no doubt painted during Palmer's two-year honeymoon in Italy in 1837-39, a goatherd drives his flock past the ruins of the so-called Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, a city near Rome famous since ancient times for its views, waterfalls, and villas.