Claude Joseph Vernet (1714—1789). Oil on canvas. 50 × 65 cm. Inv. No. ÃÝ 7442.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum
Receipt: 1933, from Antiques, earlier — in the Bezborodko collection, Saint Petersburg; in the A. G. Kushelev-Bezborodko collection (?), Saint Petersburg; probably, in the collection of his daughters — V. A. Kochubey or countess L. A. Musina-Pushkina.
In catalogues of the State Hermitage there is a second name of a picture — “Ruins of the Palatine”. However actually the composition represents ruins of one of antique constructions, in 18th century taking place in vicinities of Rome near Porta Capena (now — in a city boundaries), — the Grotto of nymph Egeria.
Keywords: Landscape with ruins Claude Joseph Vernet Oil on canvas grotto nympheum nymphaeum of Aegeria villa Erode Attico Herodes Atticus swimming bath bathhouse bathing hut fountain pool pond Inv No ÃÝ 7442