Das Haus des Tasso in Sorrent

Das Haus des Tasso in Sorrent

Dating
1861
More about this artwork
The painting shows the cliffs near Sorrento with a view of the house in which the poet Torquato Tasso was born. His sister, Cornelia, lived nearby in a house in which Tasso, suffering from mental illness, found refuge in 1577 after fleeing from Ferrara. The Romantics transfigured this episode from literary history into a parable of artistic endeavour in general and it is against this background that Morgenstern’s picture invites the viewer to ponder the poet’s tragic fate.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
11604
Birth year of the artist
1811
Year the artist deceased
1893
Dimensions of the object
27,9 x 38,7 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1861 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Carl Morgenstern, Das Haus des Tasso in Sorrent, 1861, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/7yxYY05xYm (Last updated on 30.08.2021)

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