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Villa of Maecenas at Tivoli

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Smith (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk and watercolour drawings

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 206, box A

Physical description

Black chalk and watercolour depicting the Villa of Maecenas at Tivoli and on the back of same sheet, views of Tivoli and the countryside around Rome. Lettered with titles.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, made)


ca.1800 (made)


Thomas Smith (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk and watercolour drawings

Marks and inscriptions

olive wood
Inscribed in ink recto

Part of Tivoli (tower of Mecena's villa) and campagna of Rome taken in the town near the Inn.
Inscribed verso


Height: 20.1 cm, Width: 31.8 cm

Descriptive line

Thomas Smith. 'Villa of Maecenas at Tivoli' and on the back of same sheet 'Part of Tivoli and campagna of Rome'


Chalk; Watercolour; Watercolour


Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Villa; Tower; Rural scenes; Roman


Drawings; Landscapes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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