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View of Tivoli at Night

View of Tivoli at Night

20: View of Tivoli at Night

Simon Denis
Antwerp 1755 - 1812 Naples

Private collection
Rights held by: Private collection

After training in his native city of Antwerp, as well as in Paris in 1775, Denis was encouraged by his patron, painter and dealer Jean-Baptiste Lebrun, to move to Rome in 1786. There he established himself as a painter of landscapes, and he is now recognized as one of the early proponents of open-air sketching. Later in his career, Denis settled in Naples and was the court painter to Joseph Bonaparte from 1806 until his death in 1812.

Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

Oil on paper
19.3 × 30.1 cm

Section: Italy - Roman Campagna

This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions

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