Das Tal des Oreto bei Palermo
Bernhard Fries (1820-1879)

Das Tal des Oreto bei Palermo,

um 1860
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
98 x 131,5 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
11463
Acquisition
gegen 1868 durch Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München
Citation
Bernhard Fries, Das Tal des Oreto bei Palermo, um 1860, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Sammlung Schack München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/QrLWz6VxNO (Last updated on 19.06.2023)
From 1854 to 1866 Fries produced an extensive cycle of Italian landscapes, taking his cue from Carl Rottmann’s set in the arcades of the Munich Hofgarten. Fries’s hopes that King Ludwig I of Bavaria would acquire the series came to nothing and he was forced to sell the paintings separately. Schack chose ‘two of the most exquisite’ for his collection: this Sicilian view and a depiction of the Sabine mountains near Rome, also on show here.