3 July 2007
Attributed to Jean Grandjean (Amsterdam 1755-1781 Rome)
View of the Torre delle Milizie and the Convent of Santa Caterina a Magnanapoli, Rome
inscribed with numbers 1-3 and with a key 'een gezicht...ut het oosten (?) 1 monte cavallo 2 la prefectura 3 Tore detto di nerone'
black lead, watercolour, pen and brown ink framing lines
10 x 18¾ in. (253 x 476 mm.)
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The tower at the centre of this view, more normally called the Torre delle Milizie, is here described as the Tore [sic] detto di Nerone from the popular story that Nero watched Rome burn from the top.
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