Capriccio: Antique Ruins with a Horse Trough

attributed to Pietro Paltronieri, called Il Mirandolese dalle Prospettive (1673 - Bologna 1741)
National Trust Inventory Number 1271505

Category Paintings
Date circa 1740 - 1777
Materials Tempera and oil on canvas
Measurements 2692 x 1371 mm (106 x 54 in)
Place of origin
Collection Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
On show at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

Tempera and oil painting on canvas, Capriccio: Antique Ruins with a Horse Trough attributed to Pietro Paltronieri (1673 - Bologna 1741), called Il Mirandolese dalle Prospettive. One of a series of 8 capriccios of the ruins at Bologna in Italy. (Left of bay window).

Provenance

Accepted by H.M. Treasury in lieu of estate duties following the death of Thomas Edward Anson (1883 – 1960) the 4th Earl of Lichfield and given on loan to The National Trust for display at Shugborough Hall in March 1966. Transferred as a gift to The National Trust by H.M. Treasury on the 30th October 1984.

Makers and roles

attributed to Pietro Paltronieri, called Il Mirandolese dalle Prospettive (1673 - Bologna 1741), artist
Nicholas Thomas Dall (Denmark fl.1748 - London 1776/7), artist

References

Laing 1993 Alastair Laing, "'O tempers, o pores!' The ruin paintings in the Dining Room at Shugborough", Apollo, April, 1993, pp. 227 - 232
Croft-Murray 1962-1970: Edward Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England, 1537 - 1837 (2 vols), 1962-1970, vol. II, 1970, pp. 24 and 96-7 and pls. 37 & 38.

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Periods 18th century (85452)
Maker Pietro Paltronieri, called Il Mirandolese dalle Prospettive (1673 - Bologna 1741) (8)
Nicholas Thomas Dall (Denmark fl.1748 - London 1776/7) (20)
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