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Ruins in the Colli Albani

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Costa fought on the Republican side during the uprising in Rome in 1848 and fled to Ariccia following the return of pontifical rule in 1850. Over the next ten years he painted many oil sketches in the region including this sunlit view of Roman ruins seen against the background of the Alban hills.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Medium

oil on paper laid on canvas

Measurements

H 28.5 x W 43.5 cm

Accession number

WA2003.139

Acquisition method

Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, the Friends of the Ashmolean and Alice Goldet, 2003

Work type

Painting


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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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