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Italian Landscape
François-Xavier Fabre

This idealised landscape was painted in the artist's studio in Florence. The landscape and the buildings may be based on sketches made in the countryside around Bagni di Lucca in Tuscany.

The subject of the picture is unclear: a classically draped figure takes a cart laden with sheaves of corn towards a furnace, from which smoke rises. This building may be a lime kiln or possibly a charcoal burner.

Key facts
Artist François-Xavier Fabre
Artist dates 1766 - 1837
Full title Italian Landscape
Date made 1811
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 47.8 x 68.4 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit Presented by Mrs Linda Murray in memory of her husband Peter Murray through the Art Fund, 1996
Inventory number NG6564
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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