Acqua Acetosa

This sketch showing a view in the Roman Campagna dates from one of Gourlier's first trips to Italy. It depicts the site of a mineral spring known as the Acqua Acetosa, near the River Tiber, visible in the distance. Gourlier uses long flowing brush strokes to outline the swelling land, and to trace the trails that run across it. Thick slabs of dark paint describe the rock face.

Key facts

Artist dates
1813 - 1869
Full title
Acqua Acetosa
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
22.7 × 60.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
Location in Gallery