The lively and very free rendering of a famous Italian landmark is done in the artist’s very best style.

The Arthur Jeffress Gallery showed a series of paintings and watercolours of Rome by John Piper in May 1962  based on sketches which Piper had made on a visit to the city a few months beforehand. 

This painting is one of those;  provenance: with original sale label on the back, Arthur Jeffress Gallery, 28 Davie Street, London W.1. , original purchaser ‘J.W. Notcutt, Esq.’

Watercolour, ink, gouache, crayon, in a contemporary narrow gold gesso frame (chipped) with a wide drab-blue mount.  Signed, John Piper, bottom right, with original sale label on back, 55 x 75 in frame . Price on application.