VALENCIENNES, Pierre-Henri de
(b. 1750, Toulouse, d. 1819, Paris)

View of the Convent of Ara Coeli with Pines

Oil on paper mounted on board, 17 x 26 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Valenciennes made several landscape studies (oil on paper) during his stay in Rome between 1777 and 1785. The aim of these studies was to prepare the classical landscapes to be painted in the artist's studio.