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Giovanni Costa, 'After a Shower near Pisa', late 19th century

Key facts
Full title After a Shower near Pisa
Artist Giovanni Costa
Artist dates 1826 - 1903
Date made late 19th century
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 13.3 × 29.2 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L816
Location On loan: Gere Collection Paintings to the Ashmolean (2024 - 2026), The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
After a Shower near Pisa
Giovanni Costa

This small, subtle painting of damp fields near Pisa probably dates from the late 19th century. Clouds dance above the line of trees and the hillside, and in the foreground, wild flowers are suggested with countless minute touches of colour.

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