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The Villa Borghese
George Heming Mason

This sketch was painted in the gardens of the Villa Borghese, which was a popular site for landscape painters in Rome. Mason uses loose but confident brushstrokes to depict the foliage of the trees and the shadows on the walls below.

Key facts
Artist George Heming Mason
Artist dates 1818 - 1872
Full title The Villa Borghese
Date made about 1852-3
Medium and support Oil on paper mounted on board
Dimensions 13.5 × 36.1 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L857
Location in Gallery Not on display
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission
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