Wollaton Hall: Piazza di Monte Cavallo, Rome


On display at Wollaton Hall is an oil painting of Piazza di Monte Cavallo in Rome. The canvas painting is an imitation of the same scene painted by the 18th century Italian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. In the foreground of the painting are two marble sculptures of Dioscuri (horse tamers) which once stood in front of the Thermae at the Baths of Constantine. Thermae Constantinianae was a public bathing complex located on Quirinal Hill in Rome which dates to the 4th century.

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