|Collection||Hastings Museum and Art Gallery|
|Artist||Attributed to circle of Panini, Giovanni Paolo (Italian painter, ca. 1692-1765)|
|Date Earliest||about 1725|
|Date Latest||about 1745|
The arches of a classical ruin lead the eye to a round temple in the distance. While the ruins act as a compositional device, they also convey a feeling of romanticism for the lost past, which is expressed in their broken forms and the plants growing in them. This sentiment is further explored in the group of figures in contemporary dress.
Scenes like this by artists such as Panini became particularly popular with Grand Tourists as souvenirs of their travels.
|Current Accession Number||HASMG:923.20|
|Subject||landscape; buildings and gardens (ruins); figure|
|Measurements||142 x 101.5 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Publications||Public Catalogue Foundation, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in East Sussex, London, 2005, ill. p. 310.|
|Notes||For Panini, see: Carpegna, N., Paesisti e Vedutisti a Roma nel '600 e nel '700, Rome, 1956, pp. 26-28, ill. nos. 37-38.|
|Rights Owner||Hastings Museum and Art Gallery|