WEENIX, Jan Baptist
(b. 1621, Amsterdam, d. 1660, Doetinchem)

Ancient Ruins

Oil on canvas, 80,5 x 68,3 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The huge ruin in the foreground is the Tempio di Vespasiano from the Forum in Rome. Other elements of the composition are real but from other parts of Italy, the obelisque is imaginary.