Caprice View with Ruins

This picture is framed with 'A Caprice View with Ruins' with a man and child in the foreground and 'A Caprice View with Ruins' with an elegant couple. All include picturesque ruins with figures; none is based on known buildings.

The style of the three pictures suggests a similar date of execution, probably after 1780. They seem to have been together since first recorded in the early 19th century. All three works are known in other versions by the artist.

Key facts

Artist dates
1712 - 1793
Full title
Caprice View with Ruins
Date made
after 1780
Medium and support
Oil on wood
10.4 x 6 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery