Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0
Image courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art | Licence: CC0 1.0

The Temple of Vesta and the Falls at Tivoli, 1859

1859

William Callow

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Title

The Temple of Vesta and the Falls at Tivoli, 1859

Date

1859

Description

A meticulously finished, grand-scale presentation watercolor, this drawing was exhibited in 1860 at the Society of Painters in Watercolors in London. The view was taken from a low vantage point, foregrounding closely observed, moss-covered rocks amid the frothy cascade. Jewel-like, the Temple of Vesta surmounts the imposing cliff, gleaming white against a crisp, blue sky. The majesty of the view is underscored by the presence of nearly imperceptible figures in the far distance hanging linens to dry along the temple wall.
Inscription: Signed and dated lower left in dark brown wash: "William Callow / 1859". Inscribed (in a modern hand): "No. 3 / Temple of Vesta / Tivoli" on the backing board.
Medium: watercolor with gouache and graphite underdrawing
Dimensions: Sheet: 75.1 x 57.8 cm (29 9/16 x 22 3/4 in.)
Credit Line: Sundry Purchase Fund
Accesion Number: 2011.4
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Location

Temple of Vesta, Rome, Italy

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

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