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Cliff at Vicovaro
Simon Denis

Vicovaro is near Tivoli in the Roman Campagna, some forty kilometres east of Rome. This carefully observed view uses broad strokes of paint to indicate the planes of the cliff face and delicate touches of the brush to delineate the leaves and branches of the trees clinging to the rock.

Key facts
Artist Simon Denis
Artist dates 1755 - 1813
Full title Cliff at Vicovaro
Date made 1787
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on board
Dimensions 27.3 × 34.9 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L829
Location in Gallery Not on display
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