A Courtyard in Rome

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 dates
1827 - 1872
Full title
A Courtyard in Rome
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
27.8 × 24.1 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
Location in Gallery