A Courtyard in Rome

1860s, Claus Anton Kølle

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

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This view into a Roman courtyard was perhaps made from the first- or second-storey window of an inn. Through the branches of a fir tree, we look down on the metal dome of a conservatory. A leafy tree is heavy with oranges, which provide the brightest notes of colour in the painting. At the top, windows on the other side of the courtyard are open to the breeze. At right, the sunlight casts irregular shadows.

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