Roman Watercolors

A light and somber collection of water colors by artist J.A. Knip are currently on exhibition at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum from June 5th – September 21st.


The Airelian Wall in Rome, Josephus Augustus Knip, c. 1809-1812 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Words by Rijksmuseum

“Knip showed a fondness for the ruins of ancient Roman architecture, to which he responded in a very personal way, without idealization, but rather as a sober observer. Knip’s watercolours were collected by a select group of leading collectors in France and the Netherlands, against the prevailing taste of the time. ”


Basilica and Monastery of SS. Giovanni e Paolo in Rome, circa 1809–12.  Rijksmuseum

To learn more about the exhibit visit Rijksmuseum website.

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