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Gilles-François-Joseph Closson, 'The Cascade at Tivoli', about 1824-29

Key facts
Full title The Cascade at Tivoli
Artist Gilles-François-Joseph Closson
Artist dates 1798 - 1842
Date made about 1824-29
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions 56.2 × 39.6 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L809
Location Room 42
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2002. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
The Cascade at Tivoli
Gilles-François-Joseph Closson

This sketch was painted from the bottom of the gorge at Tivoli, looking up at the steep rocky cliff and the Cascatelli falls. Closson chose to concentrate on the dramatic contrast between the texture and colours of the cascading waters and the foliage growing on the cliff rock. At the centre of the painting, the colours change from dark to light, highlighted by the reflection of sunlight on the foam of the cascade.

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