Under the Roman Sun: Landscape, Brigands, and the Late Grand Tour

Roberta J. M. Olson, Curator of Drawings at the New–York Historical Society explores the relationship between the Grand Tour—a rite of passage for predominately wealthy young men—and the development of plein-air landscape painting.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850, on view January 22–April 21, 2013.

Recorded February 10, 2013

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