The Arch of Titus and the Roman Forum

Giovanni Paolo Paninithe forties of the XVIII century

Museo Diocesano Milano

Museo Diocesano Milano
Milano, Italy


  • Title: The Arch of Titus and the Roman Forum
  • Date: the forties of the XVIII century
  • Provenance: Archbishop's Painting Gallery, Pozzobonelli Collection
  • Physical Dimensions: w63.2 x h38.7 cm
  • Painter: Giovanni Paolo Panini
  • Description: This painting is an example of the “capricci” characteristic of Giovanni Paolo Panini: monuments of antiquity, placed freely on the canvas, are prevalent than the human figures,with smaller size and rendered lightly and loosely. In this case, the monuments depicted are the Arch of Titus and the columns of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the foreground, the Arch of Septimius Severus and Diva Faustina in the background, with the Aracoeli, situated on the Capitoline Hill, closing the scene. The lively color range and the elegant brushstrokes lead scholars to date the painting to the fifth decade of the eighteenth century.
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: © Archivio fotografico Museo Diocesano, Milano
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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