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View of Lake Nemi, near Rome

View of Lake Nemi, near Rome

Via Appia, 1867. With the American tourist in mind, John Linton Chapman produced numerous versions of this painting of the Via Appia, the ancient roadway outside Rome that is lined with the ruins of tombs. Chapman describes the scene in precise detail, thus competing with popular photographic views of the site.  Artist: John Linton Chapman, American, 1839-1905 Medium: Oil on canvas Dates: 1869

Via Appia, 1867. With the American tourist in mind, John Linton Chapman produced numerous versions of this painting of the Via Appia, the ancient roadway outside Rome that is lined with the ruins of tombs. Chapman describes the scene in precise detail, thus competing with popular photographic views of the site. Artist: John Linton Chapman, American, 1839-1905 Medium: Oil on canvas Dates: 1869

Lake Nemi is a small circular volcanic lake in the Lazio region of Italy 30 kilometers south of Rome, taking its name from Nemi, the largest town in the area, which overlooks it from a height. The rex Nemorensis, "the king of Nemi" or "the king of Groves", was a sacred king who served as priest of the goddess Diana at Aricia in Italy, by the shores of Lake Nemi.

Lake Nemi is a small circular volcanic lake in the Lazio region of Italy 30 kilometers south of Rome, taking its name from Nemi, the largest town in the area, which overlooks it from a height. The rex Nemorensis, "the king of Nemi" or "the king of Groves", was a sacred king who served as priest of the goddess Diana at Aricia in Italy, by the shores of Lake Nemi.

Nemi just outside Rome  Rex Nemorensis, which memorably starts Frazer's Golden Bough.

Nemi just outside Rome Rex Nemorensis, which memorably starts Frazer's Golden Bough.

Nemi Temple of Diana Site in 41.724 N 12.71 E     The remains of one corner the Roman temple. Trompe l'oeil wall on left, (PID:37279)

Nemi Temple of Diana Site in 41.724 N 12.71 E The remains of one corner the Roman temple. Trompe l'oeil wall on left, (PID:37279)

John Robert Cozens (1752-1797) Lake Nemi. Watercolour. 43x62 cms. (Fitzwilliam).

John Robert Cozens (1752-1797) Lake Nemi. Watercolour. 43x62 cms. (Fitzwilliam).

Rome  Signed "J. LINTON CHAPMAN" l.r.  Oil on board, 10 x 13 1/2 in. (25.4 x 34.2 cm), framed.  Condition: Retouch, craquelure.  Estimate $1,800-2,200  Sold for $2,30

Rome Signed "J. LINTON CHAPMAN" l.r. Oil on board, 10 x 13 1/2 in. (25.4 x 34.2 cm), framed. Condition: Retouch, craquelure. Estimate $1,800-2,200 Sold for $2,30

A painting by John Linton Chapman called The Appian Way, painted in 1869. What is it depicting?

A painting by John Linton Chapman called The Appian Way, painted in 1869. What is it depicting?

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