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View in Capri
Frederic, Lord Leighton

In this sketch Leighton looks down onto the roofs of a small group of simple peasant houses. With their light colour, distinctive shallow domes and chimneys, they stand in stark contrast to the landscape they inhabit. A trail winds its way across a steep crest of hills. The distant summit is almost exactly at the vertical midpoint of the painting. At left, the steep cliffs fall away to the sea.

Key facts
Artist Frederic, Lord Leighton
Artist dates 1830 - 1896
Full title View in Capri
Date made perhaps 1859
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 21.2 × 29.3 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L847
Location in Gallery Not on display
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