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Charles Joseph Natoire

A View of the Top of the Cascade at the Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati

Inscribed by the artist in pen and brown ink, at lower center, il didietro de la Cascata; signed and dated at lower right, C. Natoire 1762.

Pen and brown ink, brown wash, black and red chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper; partial ruled border in black chalk
12 1/4 x 19 7/8 inches (311 x 500 mm)

Bequest of Miss Alice Tully

Item description: 

The present sheet shows the head of the cascade on the terrace above the nymphaeum, while the pendant sheet depicts the view taken from the foot of the cascade. A third view of Frascati, made earlier by the artist and dated 1755, was acquired by the Morgan in 1955 (1955.3).