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

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.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1755 - 1813
Full title
Cliff at Vicovaro
Date made
1787
Medium and support
Oil on paper laid on board
Dimensions
27.3 x 34.9 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
L829
Location in Gallery