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The Falls at Tivoli
  • Gaspard Dughet (1615 - 1675)
  • The Falls at Tivoli
  • Italy
  • c. 1661 - c. 1663
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 98.7 x 81.5 cm
    Object size: 134 x 118 x 14 cm
  • P139
  • Great Gallery
Further Reading
  • Gaspard Dughet, also called Gaspard Poussin, was the brother-in-law of
    Nicolas Poussin, with whom he studied in Rome from 1631 – 34. His reputation as a landscape painter was rivalled during his lifetime only by those of Claude and Salvator Rosa. Tivoli is eighteen miles north-east
    of Rome, on the edge of the Sabine Mountains. Dughet’s picture appears
    to show the first of the waterfalls on the river Teverone (now Aniene) on the
    north-east side. It is one of the finest of several views of Tivoli painted by
    the artist and probably dates from late in his career, c.1661 – 63. The picture
    enjoyed particular favour in England: it belonged to a number of distinguished
    English collectors, including James, 2nd Earl Waldegrave and the 2nd Earl
    of Ashburnham. It was also engraved, together with its pendant), and
    published in Pond’s series of Italian Landscapes in 1744.
    It was acquired by the 4th Marquess of Hertford in 1850.