Claude Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714-Paris 1789)
Formerly attributed to Charles Francois Grenier de Lacroix and Jean Baptiste Pillement (Dr. George Gordon e-mail 11/Feb/2017)
View of Tivoli
Oil on paper laid onto a panel
Provenance: private collection, Paris
We have discovered two other similar sketches by Vernet and Bonavia (a follower of Vernet). Such works might have been preparatory for the large view of Tivoli at the Petit Palais in Paris (figure below).