Oil on canvas. Roman school of the late eighteenth century.
Our great "veduta" is a rare perspective of the Tiber River in Rome with the castle and the bridge Saint-Ange seen by the West. Often artists paint these monuments seen from the East, that allows to see the dome of Saint-Pierre in the center. But just like in a work by Caspar van Wittel (1653 - 1736), our view highlights the Medici villa at the back of the bridge.
Here and there on the river which crosses the eternal city, fishermen are busy on their boats and workers unload a barge. To give a romantic dimension to the scene, the painter has placed several couples enthralling or kidding on the right bank of the Tiber.
The masters of Roman vedutism of the eighteenth century are Antonio Joli de Dipi (1700 - 1777) and Caspar van Wittel previously mentioned.
Our painting is elegantly highlighted by an old Louis XVI style frame.
Dimensions: 22,8 x 34,6 in. - 27,9 x 39,7 in. with the frame