Landscape with ruins.

Claude Joseph Vernet (17141789).
Oil on canvas. 50 × 65 cm.
Inv. No. 7442.

Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum

Origin:
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.
Description:
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.
Credits:
Photo, text: Antichnoe nasledie v iskusstve Zapadnoi Evropy. Katalog vystavki. s. 72 cat. No. 62.
2004 Gosudarstvennyi Ermitazh, Sankt-Peterburg.
2004 AO Slaviya, Sankt-Peterburg.
2004 OOO Kompaniya Bazovyi element, Moskva.
RUSSIAN

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