Italian “Capriccio” oil on canvas. A “Grand Tour” piece, late 1800s. When an important part of one’s education was to travel to the ancient world, icons of the earliest cultures gave memories as well as evidence of your long travels. This oil reminds travelers of the 17th century paintings of the Roman ruins by the earliest masters. the surface shows the craquelure of age and should not be cleaned away as this would part of the whole effect.
H 38″ w. 49″ $1150