Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, The Colosseum from the Esquiline 1822
William Dyce, Madonna and Child c.1827-30
Both these pictures in different ways bring out the importance of Italy for British artists. Both of them use the low, horizontal landscape line in the background to set off their views and both are imbued with a warm Italian light. Although Eastlake is looking at the Colosseum and Dyce is imagining a very different religious scene, they go wonderfully well together in terms of their colour range and background.