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The Villa of Maecenas at Tivoli, c. 1794-1797

J.M.W. Turner, Attributed to; Thomas Girtin, Attributed to (after John Robert Cozens)
British, 1775 - 1851
grey wash over graphite on wove paper
29.3 x 41.5 cm
Purchased 1955
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6568)

Just outside the western gate of Tivoli are the ruins of the so-called Villa of Maecenas, known as the Sanctuary of Hercules Victorious, a monumental structure built in the second half of the 1st century B.C.


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