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A Distant View of Saint Peter's, Rome

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Penry Williams was born in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, the son of a stonemason and house painter. He moved to Rome in 1826 to pursue his career as an artist.

'A Distant View of Saint Peter's Rome' was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1828.

Williams stayed in Rome until his death but often returned to Wales to paint, see clients and to visit friends.

Victoria Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 53.3 x W 61 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1934.5

Acquisition method

bequeathed by E. Newton Fuller, 1934

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