DENIS, Simon-Joseph-Alexandre-Clément
(b. 1755, Antwerpen, d. 1812, Roma)

View of Monticelli, near Tivoli

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Oil on paper, 31 x 45 cm
Private collection

Settled in Rome, Denis made studies of the landscape surrounding the city. He painted outdoors in all seasons, carefully studying and documenting the effects of light in various weather conditions. The present painting is described in an inscription on the reverse: "Le temps qui s'eclairci, peu à peu, après l'orage" ("The weather clears, little by little, after the storm").