Heinrich Dreber

Landscape of the Serpentara near Olevano

c. 1847
Olevano is a town of medieval origin set on a hillside overlooking the Sabine mountains outside Rome. Nearby is the Serpentara, a German-owned oak plantation that was once saved from destruction by the efforts of a large group of painters. Both Olevano and the Serpentara were popular sketching places for German painters active in Italy in the 18th and early 19th centuries, including Heinrich Dreber, who drew and painted extensively in this area after his move to Rome in 1843.
Title
Landscape of the Serpentara near Olevano
Date
c. 1847
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and brown ink with watercolour over graphite on laid paper
Dimensions
32.6 x 46.3 cm
Nationality
German
Credit line
Purchased 1982
Accession number
28010