View at Tivoli
Perched atop the tufa cliffs and cascading waterfall of Tivoli, a hill town outside Rome, the ancient Roman Temple of Vesta beckoned to open-air painters as the epitome of the picturesque—a site filled with rich historical associations and natural splendors. Depicting the monument from below, Thuillier turns the jagged cliff with its stubbornly clinging foliage into a study of light and shade, with a range of cream, orange, ocher, and rust hues defining the crevices and crags.
Oil on linen
1840 or 1842
23 x 16 3/8 in. (58.4 x 41.6 cm)
frame: 30 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (76.8 x 59.7 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "P Th"
This item is not on view
Gift of The Roebling Society
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Pierre Thuillier (French, 1799-1858). View at Tivoli, 1840 or 1842. Oil on linen, 23 x 16 3/8 in. (58.4 x 41.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Roebling Society, 1990.100 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.100_SL1.jpg)
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