This idealised landscape was painted in the artist's studio in Florence. The landscape and the buildings may be based on sketches made in the countryside around Bagni di Lucca in Tuscany.

The subject of the picture is unclear: a classically draped figure takes a cart laden with sheaves of corn towards a furnace, from which smoke rises. This building may be a lime kiln or possibly a charcoal burner.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1766 - 1837
Full title
Italian Landscape
Date made
1811
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
47.8 x 68.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs Linda Murray in memory of her husband Peter Murray through The Art Fund, 1996
Inventory number
NG6564
Location in Gallery