Ruins in the Alban Hills by Giovanni Costa

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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on paper laid down on canvas
Dimensions:
28.5 x 43.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,000 ( Total: £18,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Costa family collection; Daxter and Marschall.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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