The design of this imaginary landscape was a popular one, and is perhaps Canaletto's, but in execution the painting seems nearer to the style of Bellotto. However, the painting is not of a high enough quality for it to be accepted as entirely by either painter.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1722 - 1780
Full title
A Caprice Landscape with Ruins
Date made
1740-1800
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
54 x 74.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lt.Col. J.H. Ollney, 1837
Inventory number
NG135
Location in Gallery