She struck where the white and fleecy waves
Looked soft as carded wool,
But the cruel rocks, they gored her side
Like the horns of an angry bull.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from The Wreck of the Hesperus, 1842
Part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification, this exhibition is a unique opportunity for the American public to see the most prominent names of the “vedutismo” gathered together