Ruins of Rome

WAG 2794


A capriccio, or re-arrangement of Rome's antiquities into a picturesque view. On the left hand side the frontage of a temple with a ruined roof (the Temple of Hadrian) with embellished Corinithian columns. A statue of a male figure in Roman dress stands in front of the foremost column. In the centre a temple with a domed roof and collonaded frontage; to the right of this an obelisk and to the right of this a triumphal arch. On the right hand side a tall column with a statue on top (Trajan's Column) and behind this another temple with complete columns and roof. In the foreground are various figures in Roman dress, with one figure in white standing alone in the centre foreground.