DUGHET, Gaspard
(b. 1615, Roma, d. 1675, Roma)

View of Tivoli

Oil on canvas, 31 x 46,5 cm
Molinari Pradelli Collection, Bologna

Not all of Dughet's work falls into the category of Poussin imitation. There is a category of much more naturalistic pictures, which have proved almost impossible to date. They often include views of Tivoli, and also show a preoccupation with the picturesque. The ruined circular temple of Tivoli on top of its very steep slope inspired painters interested in nature at its most romantic, and some of Dughet's best pictures are of this subject, in which the waterfalls trickling over the rocks are painted with great naturalism. A good example of this type of landscape is his painting in the Molinari Pradelli collection in Bologna.

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