Cliff at Vicovaro

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 dates
1755 - 1813
Full title
Cliff at Vicovaro
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on paper laid on board
27.3 × 34.9 cm
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
Location in Gallery