Ponte San Rocco and Waterfalls, Tivoli

François Marius Granet French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 805

This painting perfectly illustrates Granet's achievement as a master of small Roman views. The arch of the Ponte San Rocco provides the frame for a carefully structured glimpse of the Aniene River as it hurtles through the hilltop village of Tivoli, a half day's ride east of Rome. This is a finished painting intended for a private collector. It was created in Granet's studio from an oil sketch (Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence) that was executed outdoors at the site.
A student of Jacques-Louis David, Granet first visited Italy in 1802 and returned the next year to stay until 1824.

Ponte San Rocco and Waterfalls, Tivoli, François Marius Granet (French, Aix-en-Provence 1775–1849 Aix-en-Provence), Oil on canvas

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