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View of the Bridge and Part of the Town of Cava, Kingdom of Naples  1790

by Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld

Jean Joseph-Xavier Bidauld painted this landscape while on a five-year sojourn in Italy, where he developed his distinct style by making studies directly from nature. This southern Italian view encompasses many features common in his work; a stretch of fertile terrain, picturesque architecture, a source of water, and a majestic, craggy mountain in the distance. Silvery mor...
20.5 × 27.5 cm (8 1/16 × 10 13/16 in.)
Oil on paper laid down on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty