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Ruins with Sybil

Legion of Honor - Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA


Panini, Giovanni Paolo

Year: 1731

Type of Work: Painting

Material: Oil on canvas

Description: This composition is one of a pair (its companion is Ruins with Prophet) of capricci, architectural fantasies that portray classical ruins embellished with figures and animals. Dated in the year that Panini was elected to the French Academy in Rome, these pendants reflect the eighteenth-century taste for the antique and the picturesque.

Dimensions: 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm)


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