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Full title View of the Aventine Hill from the Palatine
Artist Anton Sminck van Pitloo
Artist dates 1791 - 1837
Date made about 1811-15
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions 31.8 × 44.3 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L861
Location Not on display
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
View of the Aventine Hill from the Palatine
Anton Sminck van Pitloo

This view of a scene on the Palatine Hill in Rome looking across the Circus Maximus towards the Aventine Hill, was probably painted before Pitloo's departure for Naples in 1815. His classical training shows in the structure of the composition, in which the mass of the ruined wall on the left contrasts with the almost empty space on the right, where the Tiber appears in the lower corner.

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