A Capriccio View of the River Tiber in Rome

Oil on canvas
Signed lower Right:"JDHeusch.f"
22 5/8 x 33 inches (57.4 x 84 cms)

Another related view of the Tiber, taken from much the same viewpoint but with the composition extended to the left, was sold New York, Sotheby's, 4 June 1987, lot 113. The view is only partially true to life, for although the prominent  buildings in the centre distance are correctly those on the Aventine Hill, the right bank of the river omits the famous Ponte Rotto and the distant mountains are imaginary.


James Ashton, Queen Square, Bath;
His posthumous sale et al., London, Christie's, 12 July 1879, lot 33 (with companion) for 16 guineas.