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A Section of the Via Sacra, Rome (The Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian)  1815

by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

In Rome, between 1813 and 1816, Eckersberg produced a series of urban prospects remarkable for their scrupulously simple compositions and saturated hues. These studies were painted in repeated sittings before the motif in order to faithfully reproduce the effects of the Mediterranean sun on architectural ensembles. This frieze-like view depicts the fourth-century Temple of...
31.4 x 43.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art