Harpignies spent the years 1850-52 in Rome where he was inspired by his surroundings in the Roman Campagna.

The site of this work has not been identified, but the style suggests it is an early work, perhaps of the 1850s.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1819 - 1916
Full title
River and Hills
Date made
about 1850-60
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
27.3 x 44.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Hans Velten to the Tate Gallery, 1931; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
NG4582
Location in Gallery