Claude-Joseph Vernet

The Waterfalls at Tivoli, with the Villa of Maecenas

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Claude-Joseph Vernet
The Waterfalls at Tivoli, with the Villa of Maecenas

c. 1740-1750 On view in Gallery Prince Willem V

The majority of the 200 works in William V’s collection were Dutch or Flemish, but there were a small number of Italian, German and French pieces. Of the French paintings, these two works by Vernet are undoubtedly the finest. Vernet spent a considerable amount of time in Italy and specialised in imagined Italianate landscapes and seascapes. He excelled at contrasting the insignificance of man with the majesty of nature.

Both paintings were originally in the collection of Cardinal Gonzaga of Rome. After his death, the two Vernets were put up for auction in Amsterdam, where they were purchased for Prince William V.

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Claude-Joseph Vernet
The Waterfalls at Tivoli, with the Villa of Maecenas

c. 1740-1750 On view in Gallery Prince Willem V

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General information
Claude-Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714 - 1789 Paris)
The Waterfalls at Tivoli, with the Villa of Maecenas
c. 1740-1750
painting
293
Gallery Prince Willem V
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
138 x 101 cm

Provenance

Cardinal Valenti Gonzaga, Rome, until 1763; Prince William V, The Hague, 1764-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822