Description A violent thunderstorm has arisen in the Roman Campagna, causing a peasant family wearing the distinctive "Ciociara" costume of the region to seek refuge beneath a tree. Also sheltering are a couple of monks lost in the shadows. Flashes of lightening momentarily illuminate the scene, revealing a cross silhouetted against the sky at the left and a gleaming tower at the right.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: A.C.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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