A Distant View of Tivoli

1824, Antoine-Victor-Edmond-Madeleine Joinville

The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

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This is one of the few oil sketches by Joinville to be signed and dated, possibly suggesting that the painter was thinking of selling it. The view is sketched from the opposite side of the Temple of Vesta, to the right of the Cascatelli Grandi (large waterfalls), looking across towards the Villa Maecenas and the Roman Campagna in the distance.

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