PERROT, Antoine Marie
(b. 1787, Paris, d. 1849, Paris)
View outside Florence1838
Oil on canvas, 52 x 67 cm
From the artist's visit to Florence we have several views of the Arno and the city's recognisable landmarks. The present view shows the campagna just outside the city. The vantage was likely from atop the Arcetri hill (where today the Arcetri observatory, built in 1864, is situated), looking down towards Florence beyond the Torre del Gallo. The Arno river is just visible in the background to the left.