Simon Denis

1755 - 1813
Simon Denis was born in Antwerp but settled in Italy from 1786, living in Rome and Naples. He was court painter to Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples, from 1806 until his death in 1813.

While in Italy Denis specialised in finished landscapes of famous sites, such as the waterfalls of Tivoli near Rome. His technique was exact and detailed and he paid great attention to naturalistic details and light effects. During his period in Rome he also made oil sketches in the open air, which unusually he often signed and annotated.

Related paintings

A Torrent at Tivoli
Simon Denis
about 1789-93
A Torrent at Tivoli
Cliff at Vicovaro
Simon Denis
1787
Cliff at Vicovaro
Sunset in the Roman Campagna
Simon Denis
about 1800
Sunset in the Roman Campagna
View of the Cascades at Tivoli
Simon Denis
about 1789-93
View of the Cascades at Tivoli
 
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