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.

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.


Ashmolean Museum

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