"Italy Observed: Views and Souvenirs, 1706–1899" Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This installation will assemble the rich holdings of Italian vedute collected by Robert Lehman. From paintings of Venetian life by Luca Carlevaris to a Neapolitan album of gouache drawings documenting the eruption of Vesuvius in 1794 to sketches and watercolors of Italian antiquities by visitors on the Grand Tour, the exhibition will capture the artist's romantic attraction to Italy and its irresistible Roman heritage. Joining the selection will be marketed souvenirs—teapots, spoons, fans, and pocket watches—on loan from the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.



from October 12, 2010 to January 02, 2011

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