French landscape painters of the eighteenth and nineteenth century
February 8, 2012
May 27, 2012
Modern Art (from the XV to the XIX century)
A selection of 70 works, including watercolours and engravings by French painters and engravers working in the Eternal City in the second half of the XVIII century and the first decades of the XIX century, preserved in the graphic arts collection of the Museum of Rome.
Usually they were produced for foreign travellers who wanted to take back with them a souvenir of the city.
On display works by Hubert Robert and Charles Joseph Natoire, sheets by Victor-Jean Nicolle, Abraham-Louis Rodolphe Ducros and Jean-Louis Desprez, all images are inspired by a poignant picturesque aesthetics which, besides showing popular views and corners of the city, tell the story of ancient ruins covered in vegetation or offer visions of the Roman countryside.
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 am - 8.00 pm; December 24 and 31: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm (last admission 1 hour before closing time
Closed Monday, December 25, January 1, May 1.
Adults € 7,50 Concessions € 5,50