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Marco Ricci (Belluno 1676-Venice 1730)

Capriccio with Roman Ruins 1729

Oil on canvas | 104.1 x 138.4 cm | RCIN 404141

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Everyday life continues amongst the Roman remains. Only two Roman soldiers, figures from the past, seem to understand the immensity of what has been lost as they stand in silent contemplation of a glorious age. This sense of nostalgia is reinforced by the setting sun on the decaying ruins, giving an elegiac quality to the scene as a whole.
  • Creator(s)

    Marco Ricci (Belluno 1676-Venice 1730) (artist)

    Sebastiano Ricci (Belluno 1659-Venice 1734) (artist)

  • WINDSOR CASTLE INVENTORY 1872 NoNo 411

  • 104.1 x 138.4 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external)

    130.7 x 163.2 x 12.5 cm (frame, external)

  • Acquired by George III from the collection of Consul Smith in 1762

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