Roofs and Buildings, Rome, 17 April 1908
graphite on wove paper
10.5 x 17.5 cm
National Gallery of Canada (no. 17424)
Courtesy of the Estate of the late Dr. Naomi Jackson Groves
During his student days at the Académie Julian in Paris, A.Y. Jackson and a group of friends went on an Easter excursion to Italy. While there, they visited Venice, Florence, and Rome, spending most of their time in galleries. Jackson's study of a charming but nondescript corner of Rome dates to this, his first visit to Italy.