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The Spanish Stairs, Rome  1897

by Childe Hassam

The Spanish Stairs in Rome have been favored by tourists since they were constructed. The monumental double staircase with more than 130 steps was built in 1725 by the French on land owned by them. The stairs lead up a steep hill from a plaza to San Trinità dei Monti, which had been constructed earlier by Charles viii of France. Such throngs of people immediately flocked t...
29 5/16 x 23 3/8 in. (74.45 x 59.3 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art