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This artwork, A Winter Landscape with the Convent of San Cosimato near Tivoli by Jules Cesar Denis van Loo, is currently for sale at Rafael Valls Limited.
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Jules Cesar Denis van Loo, A Winter Landscape with the Convent of San Cosimato near Tivoli
 
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TITLE:  A Winter Landscape with the Convent of San Cosimato near Tivoli
ARTIST:  Jules Cesar Denis van Loo (French, 1743–1821)
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Oil on canvas
MARKINGS:  Signed and Dated: "Cesar Van Loo / -1813-"
Note: The painting is unlined and on its original canvas and in its original gilded Empire frame. The picture is also extensively inscribed 'au verso'. "san Cosimat / couvente de religieuses / près Tivoli. Dept / de Rome" " César van LOO. Paintre de la / Ci devant accadémie Royale / de Paris"
SIZE:  h: 19.5 x w: 23.5 cm / h: 7.7 x w: 9.3 in
STYLE:  Old Masters
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Rafael Valls Limited  +44 (0)20 7930 1144  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  The artist was the son and pupil of the religious, historical and genre painter Carle van Loo, painter to Louis XV. He visited Italy and was a guest at the Villa Medici in Rome. He took much store in studying the masters of the Renaissance and also visited many of the historic sites which fired his imagintaion. He was particularly fascinated by the effect of snow in his landscapes and painted many winter scenes. He also liked to contrast the cold and unforgiving landscapes with a fire placed in the foreground. This contrast gave the spectator some feeling of warmth in these otherwise bleak landscapes. In 1784 he was received at the Académie and he exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1784 until 1817. In 1791 he went to Turin and studied the mountainous Piedmont region. A fine example of his stay there is the painting of 'First Snow in Piedmont' in the Louvre.

Museums where examples of the artist's works can be found include: Cherbourg, Compiegne (Musée National du Chateau), Paris (Louvre), Toulouse, Turin (Galeria Sabauda).

PROVENANCE:  Private collection, France
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