Italian Landscape, John Glover
  • Artist
    John Glover
  • Born
  • Died
  • Title
    Italian Landscape
  • Date of Production
  • Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    77.0 x 115.0 cm
  • Credit Details
    Gift of Robert Scott, 1924

John Glover

Italian Landscape

An artist with an established career in England, John Glover continued to paint European scenes as well as Australian landscapes after he arrived in Tasmania in 1831.  Italian landscape, formerly known as The Road in the Pyrenees, is based on a view near Monterosi in the hills north of Rome  that is depicted in one of Glover's sketch books.

One of Glover's last recorded paintings, Italian landscape was begun on February 19, 1841. Both this painting and a watercolour titled Classical landscape, Italy circa 1820 that is now in the collection of the Tate Gallery London share several elements of topography and subject matter.