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Painting Title Classical Ruins and Figures
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to Italian School
Date Earliest possibly about 1750
Date Latest possibly about 1800
Description Classical ruins and two figures seated on rocks in the foreground. In the 18th century many painters (especially Italian) composed landscapes with either views of actual Roman ruins or, even more often, as so-called 'capriccios', architectural fantasies, placing together ancient ruins and other architectural elements such as sculptures in fictional combinations. These were especially popular with Grand Tourists.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 48
Subject landscape; figure
Measurements 64.3 x 69.0 cm
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Major R.W. Richardson 1916.
Publications York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. III: English and European 19th and 20th centuries, The Reserve Collection, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1974, p. 117; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 351 as by unknown artist.
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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