CHÂTELET, Claude-Louis
(b. 1753, Paris, d. 1794, Paris)

View of the Cascata delle Marmore

Oil on paper, laid on canvas, 93 x 62 cm
Private collection

The painting depicts a view of the Cascata delle Marmore, near Terni, outside Rome, with a group of elegantly dressed figures picnicking in the foreground and fishermen by the water's edge.

The Cascata delle Marmore is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m, making it one of the tallest in Italy and the tallest man-made waterfall in Europe. The falls were popular sites for eighteenth-century vedutisti.

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