"The Park of an Italian Villa" is bathed in a soft, orangey evening light that, owing to it's almost unnatural effect creates a strong impression, making for an unusual feeling and raising the ordinary rustic dance scene to one that moves more into the idealized. The women of the scene seem, thanks to the lighting, not at all rustic, but somewhat reflective, graceful, almost nymph-like. The work's unreal, dream-like quality is strengthened by the sculptures that have a life-like quality, as if observing the scene.
On closer look, in the background just visible between the leaves of the trees and bushes, a villa, part the park, is half hidden. Bathed in setting sun, it is the brightest part of the painting; it, too, has an almost fantastic feeling.