View of Rome from Tivoli
George Inness ( American, 1825 - 1894 )
This evocative view of Rome is set in the peaceful, serene environs of Tivoli. Located twenty-three miles east of Rome, Tivoli was for centuries a resort, pleasure garden, and summer escape from the Eternal City. George Inness painted this scene in the middle of a five-year stay in Italy between 1870 and 1875 (his third European trip). It is one of numerous scenes of the Italian countryside that fascinated the artist.
William Keyse Rudolph, DMA label text, 2006