Mountainous Landscape at Vicovaro

Simon Denis Flemish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 805

From the road that follows the course of the river Aniene east of Tivoli, near Rome, the distinctive twin campanili, or bell towers, of the church of San Pietro and the village of Vicovaro set against the surrounding hills look much the same today as they did in Denis’s time. This sketch was adapted for the background of a composite landscape painting that is dated 1797 (private collection).

Mountainous Landscape at Vicovaro, Simon Denis (Flemish, Antwerp 1755–1813 Naples), Oil on paper

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