Archway on the Palatine

Lord Leighton probably painted this view of ancient ruins on the Palatine Hill during a visit to Rome, perhaps during the 1860s. The eye is led through the tall Roman archway into the picture and to the blue sky beyond.

Key facts

Artist dates
1830 - 1896
Full title
Archway on the Palatine
Date made
after 1859
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
29 × 19 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
Location in Gallery