Ein Seehafen bei aufgehender Sonne
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (1604-1682)

Ein Seehafen bei aufgehender Sonne,

1674
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
73 x 97,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
381
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée), Ein Seehafen bei aufgehender Sonne, 1674, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Y0GR58rLRX (Last updated on 28.06.2022)
A seaport is bathed in early sunlight. A boat is being loaded; travellers are sitting on the shore, waiting. The location is fictive. The building on the right, which is reminiscent of the Arch of Titus in Rome, localises the scene in antiquity. Together with ‘Idyllic Landscape at Sunset’ this work is one of three landscapes that Claude Lorrain was commissioned to paint by the Bavarian Privy Councillor Franz von Mayer. The artist has replicated a composition from 1634 (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg).

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