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

This sketch showing a view in the Roman Campagna dates from one of Gourlier's first trips to Italy. It depicts the site of a mineral spring known as the Acqua Acetosa, near the River Tiber, visible in the distance. Gourlier uses long flowing brush strokes to outline the swelling land, and to trace the trails that run across it. Thick slabs of dark paint describe the rock face.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1813 - 1869
Full title
Acqua Acetosa
Date made
1837
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
22.7 x 60.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
L832
Location in Gallery