View of Roman ruins, half way between a true sketch 'en plein air' and a piece finished enough to record the scene in some detail.
Ruins in the Alban Hills by Giovanni Costa, c. 1855
© Ashmolean Museum
- Oil on paper laid down on canvas
- 28.5 x 43.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £6,000 ( Total: £18,000)
- Acquired in:
- Daxter and Marschall
Costa was one of the most important landscape painters in 19th century Italy. The work is from an important point when he began to exercise an influence over a number of English artists in Italy.
Costa family collection; Daxter and Marschall.