Campagna di Roma

Campagna di Roma



Edward Lear (1812-1888)
The Campagna di Roma

Signed lower right and inscribed lower left:
Campagna di Roma/Feby 17. 1844
Watercolour heightened with touches of white on grey paper
4.2 by 8.9 cm., 1 ½ by 3 ½ in.

John Scandrett Harford (1787-1866);
By descent until 2015

The Roman Campagna is a generic term for the low-lying area surrounding the city of Rome. It was a popular with artists in the 18
th and 19th centuries for its atmospheric Roman ruins. The remains of a Roman acqueduct are visible in the distance and the conical structure to the right is a shepherd's hut.