Seventeenth century taste exemplified by Claude Lorrain's fantasy picture that sets the Villa Medici (the current location of the French School in Rome) on some distant classical shore.
JMW Turner - where are you?
|now in the Uffizi Gallery Florence|
Painted by Claude in 1637 while the château and town of Richelieu were actually being constructed...
créature du cardinal duc!
|villa medici today|
|One of JMW's many ripostes to Claud|