Thomas Moran, 1837–1926
Opus 24: Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset, 1867
Oil on canvas, 63.5 x 114.6 cm (25 x 45-1/8 in.)
Thomas Moran painted Rome, from the Campagna, Sunset in his Philadelphia studio in June 1867, shortly after from his second trip abroad. The time spent in Europe gave Moran the opportunity to study thoroughly the work of historic and contemporary artists and to travel in Italy. Moran produced several sketches within Rome proper, but it was his experience in the Campagna, the landscape south of the city, that would inspire a dramatic transformation in his work.