Landscape with a Ruined Tower

In this idealised landscape peasants can be seen resting by the roadside while others go about their business on horseback. At the centre is a ruined tower. The way in which the figures are arranged within the landscape as if on a stage is characteristic of Zais, who enjoyed a successful career as a landscape painter in Venice for nearly fifty years.

Key facts

Artist dates
1709 - 1784
Full title
Landscape with a Ruined Tower
Date made
probably 1760-80
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
70.2 x 95.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by the Misses Cohen as part of the John Samuel Collection, 1906
Inventory number
Location in Gallery