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

View of the Cascades at Tivoli

Oil on canvas, 73 x 62 cm
Private collection

This view of the waterfall at Tivoli was almost certainly taken from the viewpoint of the Ponte San Rocco, looking across the torrent towards Tivoli in the distance. Denis has enlivened the scene with various figures: a group of tourists on a rock below, a fisherman hauling his net at right, and an artist, his easel set up on a rock in the left foreground, in the act of sketching the falls.

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