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Object number


Object type



Painting in the Vigna Moroni

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Other number

Ashby ETON I No. 18


Content (description)

Painting in vigna Moroni.
Wall of a columbarium: a door with a brick arch in the centre: on each side of it a niche for urns, and above it three more niches with two urns in each. Above it is a frieze, showing a landscape, with a man sitting fishing in the centre. The design has some elements in common with Bn 5. 12 but is different from them. In the right background is a small temple with a column at each angle: on the left is a column with an urn upon it, then a temple with four columns nad a statue in the entrance, and to the left a circular shrine with two cypresses behind it.

Content (object)

mural/wall painting

Content (note)

The Vigna Moroni is situated on the right of the Via Appia, between the Church of S.Cesareo and the Porta S. Sebastiano, opposite the Tomb of the Scipiones. A very large number of tombs (mostly columbaria) have been found there:Ficoroni excavated no fewer than ninety-two and others were discovered in 1790.


height (actual size): 345mm
width (actual size): 234mm

Dimension note

In Ashby's catalogue the dimension is given as 167 x 137 (no measurement unit)
The wall in the drawing measures 170mm x 140mm


Nella Vigna Moroni
written in ink beneath the drawing, lower right

Materials & techniques note

watercolour on paper



Unknown (Artist)



History and association

Previous ownership


• Ashby (p.8 and 9)
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