Pardon our dust while we update this corner of the website.

Villa at Caprarola

Claude-Joseph Vernet, French, 1714 - 1789

Geography:
Made in Rome, Italy, Europe

Date:
1746

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
52 3/16 inches × 10 feet 1 13/16 inches (132.6 × 309.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 383, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

Accession Number:
1977-79-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Edith H. Bell Fund, 1977

Social Tags

landscape [x]   romanticism [x]  


[Add Your Own Tags]

Label:
In the center of this painting a grand procession of courtiers and clerics with Elizabeth Farnese, the queen of Spain, take an afternoon walk in Caprarola, north of Rome. Caprarola was known since antiquity for its cool air and rugged beauty. The country palace of the Farnese family, visible in the background, was being used by the Spanish ambassador to Rome, Cardinal Acquaviva, who leads the procession. Seated on a rock on the left is Vernet, recording every detail of this informal yet significant event.


* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.