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.


Costa family collection; Daxter and Marschall.

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm Until 8pm on the last Friday of every month

Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

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