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Villa Borghese, Rome

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Inness probably painted Villa Borghese, Rome from the sketches he made during his first trip to Italy from February 1851 to May 1852, when he spent several months in Florence and then settled in Rome. Entitled View near Florence when the painting was given to the MFA in 1921, the scene depicted...

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By 1864, given by the artist to Harriet Reed (Mrs. Daniel) Adams (1794-1872), Medfield, Mass.; 1872, by descent to her daughter, Mary Baxter Adams (Mrs. Willam Bentley) Fowle (1832-1893), Medfield; 1893, by descent to her daughter, Harriet Adams Fowle (born 1862), Medfield; gift of Harriet A. Fowle to the Lodge of St. Andrew, Medfield; 1921, gift of the Lodge of St. Andrew to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 3, 1921)

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Gift of Lodge of Saint Andrew

about 1857


10.79 x 17.78 cm (4 1/4 x 7 in.)

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Oil on canvas mounted on paperboard