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A View of Tivoli Cascade
Jean Joseph Xavier Bidauld

Bidauld was in Italy from 1785–90. This view of the falls of Tivoli is characteristic of his studies, which are often highly finished. His foliage in particular is often meticulously delineated and here, the fall of sunlight on the leaves at the right and at the top is captured in minute touches of paint. Fluid strokes of white paint convey the waterfalls themselves, contrasting with the dark greens which are used for this area of deep shadow.

Key facts
Artist Jean Joseph Xavier Bidauld
Artist dates 1758 - 1846
Full title A View of Tivoli Cascade
Date made 1788
Medium and support Oil on paper laid down on canvas
Dimensions 40.9 × 31.2 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from John Lishawa
Inventory number L1240
Location in Gallery Room 46
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