MICHALLON, Achille-Etna
(b. 1796, Paris, d. 1822, Paris)

Landscape Inspired by the View of Frascati

Oil on canvas, 127 x 171 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This large composition by Michallon, winner of the Prix du Rome for historical landscape in 1822, was executed in the studio after a first impression from nature. The panoramic perspective and the picturesque quality of the figures suggest that Michallon was familiar with the work of 17th-century landscape artists.

The painting was exhibited in 1822.

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