Archway on the Palatine

after 1859, Frederic, Lord Leighton

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

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Lord Leighton probably painted this view of ancient ruins on the Palatine Hill during a visit to Rome, perhaps during the 1860s. The eye is led through the tall Roman archway into the picture and to the blue sky beyond.

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