The Last Cascade of Isola di Sora by Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld

Bidauld painted many open-air studies of this mountainous region between Rome and Naples during his five years in Italy.


Oil on paper laid on canvas
25.4 x 39.4 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,000 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
Sir Jack Baer & Co Ltd

The artist preferred unprepossessing desolate sites in his Italian landscapes. He used mottled brushwork and intricate colour harmonies of grey, green and brown to depict the hills, mountains, clumps and meandering rivers.


Sotheby's, 2003; Richard Collins, New York, 2004; Jane Roberts, Paris, 2004. This work has been by the Art Loss Register in 2005.

Venue details

Barber Institute of Fine Arts University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B15 2TS 0121 414 7333

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