Tour Rome as it was experienced by artists between the 16th and 19th centuries. This exhibition of drawings, watercolors, and illustrated books, by both prominent and lesser-known artists, captures the changing landscape of the city and its environs. Artists, draftsmen, and architects represented in the exhibition include Ferdinand Becker, Richard Wilson, Lady Elizabeth Susan Percy. Etienne Duperac, and Cornelis van Poelenburgh.
The drawings and watercolors were originally collected by Thomas Ashby (1874-1931) and later purchased by Vatican Library from Ashby's widow; the books are from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum Library.