About this artwork

Locatelli, one of the foremost painters of classical landscape in eighteenth-century Rome, was employed by both Italian and foreign patrons.  His idealising style and his repertoire of motifs – natural arch, rocky outcrop, waterfall, lakes and slanting trees – have their origin in the landscapes of Claude Lorrain and Nicolas Poussin, but he adopted something of the more energetic handling of Gaspard Dughet and Salvator Rosa. The long, narrow format of this painting and its pair indicates that they were made as overdoors. They were formerly at Bruntsfield House in Edinburgh.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Andrea LocatelliItalian (1695 - 1741)
  • title:
    Landscape with a Waterfall and Distant Lake
  • date created:
    About 1730
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    18.40 x 108.00 cm (framed: 29.50 x 118.50 x 6.50 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Donated by the Trustees of Sir Denis Mahon's Charitable Trust through the Art Fund 2012
  • accession number:
    NG 2850
  • gallery:
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Andrea Locatelli

Andrea Locatelli