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View of the Basilica of Constantine from the Palatine, Rome  1825

by Jean-Charles-Joseph Rémond

For the present work, Rémond—who had been awarded the 1821 Prix de Rome in the category of historical landscape painting—set up his easel on the Palatine Hill, overlooking the Forum. Depictions of this ancient site were abundant, but Rémond set his apart by including only the rightmost of the three remaining vaults of the fourth-century Basilica of Constantine. With its ca...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art