Cliff at Vicovaro

1787, Simon Denis

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

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Vicovaro is near Tivoli in the Roman Campagna, some forty kilometres east of Rome. This carefully observed view uses broad strokes of paint to indicate the planes of the cliff face and delicate touches of the brush to delineate the leaves and branches of the trees clinging to the rock.

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