Travellers by Aqua Claudia
  • TitleTravellers by Aqua Claudia
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 75 x 99 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 105 x 130 x 8 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Alexander Lauréus, Finnish, born 1783-01-04, dead 1823-10-21
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7367
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2016 Rurik Öberg Fund
  • Description
    Images and media

    To the left we see the ruins of Aqua Claudia, one of the aqueducts that provided Rome with water. The traveling company consists of a small family, which, judging by the clothes, are farmers from the region around Rome. The costumes played an important role in folklore painting. The artists found role models from both prints and real life. Louis Léopold Robert from Switzerland was a contemporary artist who worked with similar motives.