Interior Passage in the Colosseum

François Diday Swiss

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Diday focused his attention on transitions of light and shadow in this arched passage, which was depicted by a number of artists in the early nineteenth century. The painter is said to have exhibited many studies executed in Italy following his sojourn of 1824–25. The present example may have been included in an exhibition held at Galerie Lebrun, Paris, in 1826, the year after it was painted.

Interior Passage in the Colosseum, François Diday (Swiss, Geneva 1802–1877 Geneva), Oil on paper, laid down on canvas

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