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Lord Frederic Leighton, Archway on the Palatine

Key facts
Full title Archway on the Palatine
Artist Lord Frederic Leighton
Artist dates 1830 - 1896
Date made after 1859
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 29 × 19 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L845
Location Not on display
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
Archway on the Palatine
Lord Frederic Leighton

Lord Leighton probably painted this view of ancient ruins on the Palatine Hill during a visit to Rome, perhaps during the 1860s. The eye is led through the tall Roman archway into the picture and to the blue sky beyond.

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