This scene, bathed in a Claudian cool early morning light with a misty haze, is typically decorative and idealised.

More moved to Rome in the early 1770s and remained in Italy for the rest of his life. He specialised in painting 'ideal' landscapes for Grand Tourists and Italians alike.


Commissioned by the 4th Earl of Bristol in Rome, in the artist's studio 1780; by descent.

Ickworth House, Park and Gardens

The Rotunda, Horringer, BURY ST EDMUNDS, Suffolk, IP29 5QE
01284 735 270

Opening times

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