Bridge at Subiaco

This sketch shows the Bridge of Campo d'Arco which crosses the River Aniene outside Subiaco, a town in the Sabine hills some seventy kilometres east of Rome. The strong, simple architecture of the old bridge is thrown into relief by the dramatic play of light and shadow across it. The artist, also known as Constantin d'Aix, was a founder of the Provençal school of landscape painting.

Key facts

Artist dates
1756 - 1844
Full title
Bridge at Subiaco
Date made
about 1777
Medium and support
Oil on paper
28.7 × 39.4 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
Location in Gallery