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A Corner of the Gardens of the Villa Borghese

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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During a visit to Rome from December 1875 to April 1876, Alma-Tadema collected material for future paintings and made three studies of unassuming parts of the city, including two in the gardens of the Villa Borghese. This one, completed on 2 April 1876, is reminiscent of Velàzquez's celebrated study in the same garden (Prado).

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology





oil on canvas


H 34.9 x W 22 cm

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Presented by Miss Sylvia Gosse, 1966

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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH England

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