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

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.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1827 - 1872
Full title
A Courtyard in Rome
Date made
1860s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
27.8 x 24.1 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
L844
Location in Gallery