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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

The Arch of Septimius Severus 1742

Oil on canvas | 180.7 x 105.9 cm | RCIN 400700

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The Arch of Septimius Severus was erected in the Roman Forum in AD 203. Debris and silt from the surrounding hills gradually built up so that the column bases were buried and the two minor arches blocked up. The raised height enabled visitors to study the sculptural details more closely.
  • Creator(s)

    Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768) (artist)

  • WINDSOR CASTLE INVENTORY 1872 NoNo 432

  • 180.7 x 105.9 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external)

    204.5 x 131.3 x 16.6 cm (frame, external)

  • Rome: The Arch of Septimius Severus

  • Joseph Smith; from whom bought by George III

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