(American, 1825-1894)
The Roman Campagna (Souvenir of Italy)
1874, oil on canvas
signed and dated G. Inness 1874, l.r.
20 3/4 x 30 3/8 in., frame: 32 x 42 in.

Provenance: Thomas Wigglesworth, Boston; with Vose Galleries, Boston, 1901; Thayer A. Gaskill, 1901; George A. Gaskill by 1914; with Goodspeed's Book Shop, Boston, 1940; a New England Collection.

Exhibitions: - Boston, Doll & Richards, ca. May 12, 1875, no. 11, as The Roman Campagna.
- Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum, Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings Owned in Worcester County, 1914, no. 27, lent by Mr. George A. Gaskill.

Literature: - Ireland, LeRoy. The Works of George Inness: An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonne. Austin, Texas, 1965, cat. no 657 (illus).
- Quick, Michael. George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonne. Rutgers University Press, New Jersey, 2007. Vol. 1, p. 426. cat. 461 (illus.).
- Vance, William L. America's Rome, vol. 1 (Classical Rome). Yale University Press, 1986, p. 73, 125, illus p. 74.

Other Notes: Inness was based in Rome from 1870-1874, and spent the summer of 1875 in Paris before moving back to Boston in early 1875.

  • Condition: Condition: Aluminium lined; very minor scattered restoration throughout. Stable craquelure, concentrated along lower edge and in sky. Sideways v-shaped surface abrasion to lower right of ruin (visible in photo).

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