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A Courtyard in Rome
Claus Anton Kølle

This view into a Roman courtyard was perhaps made from the first- or second-storey window of an inn. Through the branches of a fir tree, we look down on the metal dome of a conservatory. A leafy tree is heavy with oranges, which provide the brightest notes of colour in the painting. At the top, windows on the other side of the courtyard are open to the breeze. At right, the sunlight casts irregular shadows.

Key facts
Artist Claus Anton Kølle
Artist dates 1827 - 1872
Full title A Courtyard in Rome
Date made 1860s
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 27.8 × 24.1 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L844
Location in Gallery Not on display
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