Giovanni Battista Camuccini (Italian, Rome 1819–1904 Rome)
Oil and graphite on paper, laid down on canvas
8 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (21.9 x 30.2 cm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Not on view
the artist's family, by descent, Cantalupo in Sabina (sold to Moatti); [Emmanuel Moatti, New York and Paris, by 2000–2001; sold to Thaw]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (2001–9)
New York. Emmanuel Moatti. "Giovanni Battista Camuccini, 1819–1904: Oil Sketches of the Roman Countryside, 1840s," December 6, 2000–January 26, 2001, no. 10.
New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994," September 27, 2002–January 19, 2003, not in catalogue.
New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," January 23–August 30, 2009, unnum. checklist (as "The Etruscan Ruin").
Giovanni Battista Camuccini, 1819–1904: Oil Sketches of the Italian Countryside, 1840s. Exh. cat., Emmanuel Moatti. New York, 2000, unpaginated, no. 10, ill. (color), calls it "The Etruscan Ruin".
Ann Hoenigswald. "Manipulating Paint: The Shorthand of Plein-Air Technique." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 20, describes techniques employed by the artist to produce specific effects.
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 106, no. 15, ill. (color), calls it "The Etruscan Ruin" and dates it to the 1840s.