Hain bei Ariccia im Abendlicht
Ernst Willers (1802-1880)

Hain bei Ariccia im Abendlicht,

Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
109,2 x 173,5 cm
19. Jahrhundert
Inventory number
1874 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Ernst Willers, Hain bei Ariccia im Abendlicht, 1873, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ApL8goJxN2 (Last updated on 16.02.2022)
The painting shows a view looking south-east from the Chigi park, near Ariccia, across the Pontine marshes to the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the horizon the Monte Circeo appears to be emerging from the sea amid the haze. According to legend, this was the seat of the magician Circe and the landscape thus evokes the world of Homer and his Odyssey. The ruined temple built in the Tuscan order on the left is an invention of the artist.

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