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A View of a Garden, seen from within a Roman Vault

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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This luminous view framed within an ancient Roman vault is one of a number of scenes painted in and around Rome by Granet between 1802 and 1824. He made many outdoor oil sketches of the Roman landscape during this period but this view is likely to have been painted largely or entirely in the studio using a pen and ink drawing (which is also in the Ashmolean) as his model.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

1802–1824

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 47.3 x W 60.9 cm

Accession number

WA1997.26

Acquisition method

Purchased to commemorate the Directorship of Professor Sir Christopher White (1985–1997), with the assistance of the Art Fund, The Pilgrim Trust, and the Friends of the Ashmolean, 1997

Work type

Painting


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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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