Monday, July 7, 2008

It Was My First Glimpse of Rome

I'm just a bit short this month. Damn!

Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale Casts A Spotlight On Italy With Spectacular View Of Rome

9 July
New Bond Street

Bonhams next sale of Old Master Paintings at New Bond Street on 9 July 2008 will feature a stunning scene of the Piazza del Popolo in Rome by the Dutch landscape artist Gaspar van Wittel (1653-1736). Last seen at auction in 1923, the painting is expected to fetch £500,000-700,000. The view of the Piazza del Popolo would have had particular resonance for foreigners on the Grand Tour as it often afforded travellers their first glimpse of Rome.

1 comment:

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Hmmm at that price, I might consider actually taking the Grand Tour instead. But it sure would look nice in the living room...