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

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.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1830 - 1896
Full title
Archway on the Palatine
Date made
after 1859
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
29 x 19 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
L845
Location in Gallery