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The subject of the sketches on this page is the gateway to the Chigi park in Ariccia from the ‘strada corriera’ (the ninteenth-century posting route).1 The road to the right of the gate in the lower sketch leads up the hill towards the town itself and the Church of Santa Maria dell’Assunta. A similar view can be found within the Naples, Paestum, Rome sketchbook (Tate D15949; Turner Bequest CLXXXVI 20a).
For a general discussion of Ariccia see folio 83 verso (D15455; Turner Bequest CLXXXII 82a).
See a drawing of a similar view by Charles Joseph Lecointe, see Francesco Petrucci e Susanna Marra, Vedute dei Colli Albani e di Roma dall’album di viaggio di Charles Joseph Lecointe (1824–1886), exhibition catalogue, Palazzo Chigi, Ariccia 2006, no.42, p.60, reproduced.
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