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Title Dawn in The Roman Campagna
Alternative Title Morning in the Roman Country
Collection Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Artist Tiratelli, Aurelio (Italian painter 1842-1900)
Date Earliest possibly about 1862
Date Latest possibly about 1900
Signed yes
Description This scene is dominated by an enormous cart drawn by five horses of varying sizes and a donkey. They appear to be straining to pull the cart out of a muddy dip in the road. It is heaped with barrels and other items, and at the top, on a bed of hay, reclines the sleeping driver, his whip in one hand. Behind the carriage are two dogs, and in the distance two female figures can be seen heading in the same direction. The scene is set against an Italianate landscape at dawn; there are still hints of pink on the clouds.
Current Accession Number ABDAG003679
Former Accession Number 94.3
Inscription front ll 'A. Tiratelli, Rome'
Subject landscape (Italy); animal (horse; donkey; dog); figure
Measurements 97.5 x 258.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by James Catto 1894.
Principal Exhibitions Aberdeen Artists Society, 1894, cat. no. 51 (as Morning in the Roman Country); Aberdeen Artists Society, 1896, cat. no. 210 (as Morning in the Roman Country; Aberdeen Artists Society, 1898, cat. No. 169 (as Morning in the Roman Country).
Rights Owner Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Author Jennifer Melville



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