Skip to main content

A Roman garden scene: PD.40-1954

An image of Drawing

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Object information


A Roman garden scene


Ango (Draughtsman)


History note: From the collection of the Countess Wachtmeister, Sale Sotheby's, 15 December 1954, lot 105; bought for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam for £240

Measurements and weight

Height: 226 mm
Width: 320 mm

Relative size of this object

32 m22.6 m What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1954) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD/CE 1759 : Watermark: Crown over chained coat of arms. 2 pendants, one a Maltese cross


Formerly attributed to Hubert Robert (1733-1808).

School or Style


Materials used in production

Red chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Sanguine on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Annibale Roberti
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Signature
  • Text: 1759
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Date

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.40-1954
Primary reference Number: 6740
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Drawing" Web page available at: Accessed: 2021-11-29 15:46:15

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=|title=Drawing|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-11-29 15:46:15|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

<div class="text-center my-3"> <figure class="figure"> <img src="" alt="A Roman garden scene" class="img-fluid" /> <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">A Roman garden scene</figcaption> </figure> </div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Lainey's Garden

Accession Number: 2775

Design for an ornamental garden

Accession Number: PD.884-1963

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo