The Path of Nature: Under the Roman Sun

Roberta J. M. Olson, Curator of Drawings at the New-York Historical Society discusses in her February 10, 2013 Sunday at the Met talk “Under the Roman Sun: Landscape, Brigands, and the Late Grand Tour.” She explores the relationship between the Grand Tour, a rite of passage for predominately wealthy young men, and the development of plein-air landscape painting.

The exhibition The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785–1850 is on view January 22–April 21, 2013 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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