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Behind St. Peter’s and not very well known is a garden. It is a quiet and beautiful place even today, a place of contemplation and calm. William Marlow (1740-1813), an English view painter, visited the spot on his Grand Tour of Italy in 1766. He made many sketches on his trip which he later turned into oil paintings. This one was painted in 1783, long after he had returned to England. The viewpoint is taken from the Via Aurelia Antica looking towards the Vatican Walls and the great dome of the Basilica and, in the distance, the dome of San Carlo al Corso. This painting reminds us of the spiritual calm our Church offers in the bustling and busyness not only of Rome, but also in our own lives. (source: sothebys.com)
8.5 x 11 acid-free archival paper, with about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture. Cardboard backer. Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
IMPORTANT!!! The image is smaller than the paper.
Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. If you would like us to frame it for you, please select a frame under "Choose One". We offer two frames: a rustic wood frame and a simple gold frame, as shown in the photo.
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