Das Haus des Tasso in Sorrent
Carl Morgenstern (1811-1893)

Das Haus des Tasso in Sorrent,

1861
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
27,9 x 38,7 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
11604
Acquisition
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)
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.

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