A View through Three Arches of the Third Storey of the Colosseum  1815

by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg

During his years in Rome from 1813 to 1816, C.W. Eckersberg painted a large number of pictures of the city’s ancient ruins, particularly the old amphitheatre the Coliseum. He painted many views from the inside of the building, and here he has taken up position on the third storey, painting the view through three arches there. [br] [b]A keen eye on the details[/b] He obs...
43.8 x 61.1 x 7 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark