A Distant View of Tivoli

This is one of the few oil sketches by Joinville to be signed and dated, possibly suggesting that the painter was thinking of selling it. The view is sketched from the opposite side of the Temple of Vesta, to the right of the Cascatelli Grandi (large waterfalls), looking across towards the Villa Maecenas and the Roman Campagna in the distance.

Key facts

Artist dates
1801 - 1849
Full title
A Distant View of Tivoli
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
25.7 × 39.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
Location in Gallery