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.