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Francesco Zuccarelli (Pitigliano 1702-Florence 1788)

Landscape with a Temple and Cascade, Figures and Cattle 1760-69

RCIN 404391

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Italian pastoral landscapes such as this one, depicting the wild beauty of the area around Rome known as the Campagna, provided a model for the English landscape garden. The Temple of the Sibyl, a classical ruin near Tivoli, appears on the right. It featured in many paintings by Claude Lorrain and his followers, and became the most frequently copied ancient building re-created in the eighteenth-century gardens of Britain.