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Lake Nemi

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The crater of an extinct volcano about seventeen miles southeast of Rome, Lake Nemi has served as a rural retreat from Rome since ancient times and became a favorite subject for painters. Inness visited Lake Nemi during both of his trips to Italy (1851–52, 1870–74) and spent the summer of...

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Lower right: G. Inness


About 1874, the artist; with Slater Studios, New York; by 1912, George H. Ainslie Galleries, New York; after 1917, with George S. Payne, Springfield, Mass.; 1921, sold by George S. Payne to the MFA for $2,500. (Accession Date: April 7, 1921)

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The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

about 1874


30.8 x 46.04 cm (12 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas