Bidauld painted many open-air studies of this mountainous region between Rome and Naples during his five years in Italy.
The Last Cascade of Isola di Sora by Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld, 1787
© Barber Institute of Fine Arts
- 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.
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