|Collection||Angus Council Cultural Services Division|
|Artist||Attributed to Panini, Giovanni Paolo (Italian painter, ca. 1692-1765)|
|Date Earliest||probably about 1730|
|Date Latest||probably about 1760|
|Description||This painting is attributed to Giovanni Paolo Panini who, influenced by Van Wittel, perfected the painting of carefully composed landscapes with ancient remains bathed in warm light. To the right, a ruinous structure with Corinthian columns acts as repoussoir, leading the eye towards the pyramid of Caius Cestius in the centre and the broken columns to the left. Small figures provide picturesque detail and accents of colour. Panini depicted the pyramid in several paintings, for example Ruines antiques avec la pyramide de Caius Cestius (c.1740, Louvre). .|
|Current Accession Number||A1978.22|
|Measurements||31.0 x 38 cm.0 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Given by Mr G. W. L. Sturrock 1935.|
Label, back, ul: 'Angus District Museusm Fine Art Collections Title:- Italian Landscape Artist: - Giovanni Panini Date: - (1691;-1764) Medium: -oil Dimensions:- 31cm x 38 cm Donor: - Sturrock Acc. no: A1978. 22'. Back, centre, '13 Italian Landscape Painini'.
Mr G. W. L. Sturrock, Arbroath.
|Rights Owner||Angus Council Cultural Services Division|
|Author||Dr Claudia Heide|