A rocky landscape with waterfall and an artist seated in the foreground

image CH 1996.23

Object

Painting

Title

A rocky landscape with waterfall and an artist seated in the foreground

Production date

1740 = 1793

Material

Oil
Canvas

Dimensions

Height (Whole): 92.5cm
Width (Whole): 120cm

Description

A rocky Italian landscape with a waterfall and two visitors in the foreground. From the collection of Alexander Chalmers.

Production person

More, Jacob

Production person note

More, or sometimes Moore, was a landscape painter known as “More of Rome.” He was born in Edinburgh but spent most of his professional life in Italy. In 1771 he exhibited with the Incorporated Society of Artists. In 1773, More was employed by Prince Borghese, who commissioned him to design and execute alterations in the gardens at his villa near Porta Pinciana, in the style of English gardening of that era. According to Edward Edwards, (painter 1738-1806) “Apparently the Prince was completely satisfied with his work, because he bestowed many very elegant gifts upon him.” He acquired a great reputation practising in Rome, and sent views of Italian scenery to the Royal Academy starting in 1783. His works hang at the Royal Academy. He also has ‘The Vale of the Temple’ and ‘Metamorphosis of Daphne’ at the Villa Borghese in Rome, and a self portrait at the Uffizi in Florence.

Object number

CH 1996.23

On display?

No

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