The Aurelian Wall, Rome

The view shown here is from the northern end of the Pincian Hill looking across the walls of Rome towards the south-east. Beyond the grounds of the Villa Borghese are a section of the Aurelian Wall and the umbrella pines of the Villa Ludovisi. The sketch may be a preparatory study for the panorama of Rome which Reinagle exhibited in London.

Key facts

Artist dates
1775 - 1862
Full title
Rome: Part of the Aurelian Wall (the Muro Torto) with the Villa Ludovisi beyond
Date made
about 1796
Medium and support
Oil on paper laid on canvas
33 × 43.4 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
Location in Gallery