Artist Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian, 1691-1765
  • Ruins of a Triumphal Arch in the Roman Campagna
Date between 1717 and 1719
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 29 × 24 1/8 inches (73.7 × 61.3 cm)
Framed: 36 1/2 × 32 × 3 inches (92.7 × 81.3 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.20
Department European Painting
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Rome, Level 2 (see map)
ca. 1717-1719, probably Compton Domvile
probably by descent to his great-nephew, Sir Compton Domvile, of Templeogue and Santry (near Dublin, Ireland);
Major Corbett-Winder (Vaynor Park, Berriew, Wales);
April 6, 1889, sold by (Christie's, London, England) Corbett-Winder sale, lot 89;
1889, purchased by James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Scripps, James E., ed. Catalogue of the Scripps Collection of Old Masters. Detroit, 1889, p. 63, no. 80.

Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters Belonging to the Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, 1910, p. 45, no. 68.

The Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit, Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture and Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Detroit, 1920, p. 35, no. 22.

Heil, Walter and Clyde H. Burroughs. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts of the City of Detroit. Detroit, 1930, unpaginated, no. 164 (ill.).

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 99, no. 164.

Arisi, Ferdinando. Gian Paolo Panini. Milan, 1961, pp. 55, 59, 136–37, no. 73, fig. 124 (ill.).

Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: A Check List of the Paintings Acquired Before June, 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 84.

"Appendix IV: Loans to Museums and Art Galleries." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 51, no. 1 (1972): p. 41.

Rome Through the Eyes of the Eighteenth Century. Exh. cat., University of Michigan Museum of Art. Ann Arbor, 1972, pp. 10–11 no. 27 (ill.). [as by an unknown follower of Panini]

Fredericksen, Burton B. and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, pp. 156, 579.

Busiri Vici, Andrea. Andrea Locatelli e il paesaggio romano del Settecento. Rome, 1976, p. 34.

Arisi, Ferdinando. Gian Paolo Panini: e i fasti della Roma del ‘700. Rome, 1986, pp. 73, 267, 284, no. 123 (ill.).

Masterpieces from The Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art. Tokyo, Kyoto, and Ibaraki, 1989, pp. 66, 210, cat. 34 (ill.).

Important Old Master Paintings. Sales cat., Sotheby’s, New York, May 16, 1996, unpaginated. [see lot 68]

Bissell, R. Ward, Andria Derstine and Dwight Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp. 8, 134–135, no. 43 (ill.).

Derstine, Andria. "The Detroit Institute of Arts and Italian Baroque Painting." Buying Baroque: Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America. Edgar Peters Bowron, ed. University Park, 2017, p. 94.