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Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros
VIEW OF A VILLA BESIDE THE CASCADES AT TIVOLI, WITH FIGURES BELOW
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Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros
VIEW OF A VILLA BESIDE THE CASCADES AT TIVOLI, WITH FIGURES BELOW
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Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros
MOUDON 1748 - 1810 LAUSANNE
VIEW OF A VILLA BESIDE THE CASCADES AT TIVOLI, WITH FIGURES BELOW
Pen and grey ink and watercolour heightened with white, red and blue bodycolour on cardboard;
bears numbering in red chalk, verso: 5
667 by 980 mm
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Provenance

Sale, London, Phillips, 8 December 1993, lot 131;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 July 2012, lot 155

Catalogue Note

Tivoli, with its combination of classical ruins and dramatic landscape, was a popular subject for artists from the 16th century onwards, but perhaps held the strongest allure for those active in the 18th century, such as Ducros, who capitalised on the interest of wealthy Grand Tourists, by painting numerous views of Tivoli and its environs.

Other views of Tivoli, including multiple views of The Temple of the Sibyl,1 The Interior of the Villa of Maecenas2 and The Temple of Hercules,3 are today in the collection of the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, whilst a dramatic composition depicting A view of the Temple of the Sibyl at Tivoli4 and A view of Tivoli with Fishermen5 were both sold in these rooms in 1993 and 1975 respectively.

1. Images of the Grand Tour, Louis Ducros 1748-1810, exhib. cat., Kenwood, The Iveagh Bequest; Manchester, The Whitworth Art Gallery; Lausanne, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, 1985-86, cat. nos. 18, 19 and 20
2. Ibid., cat. no. 21
3. Ibid., cat. no. 22
4. Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 5 July 1993, lot 138
5. Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 13 March 1975, lot 58

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