Orientalischer Seehafen bei Sonnenaufgang

Orientalischer Seehafen bei Sonnenaufgang

More about this artwork
This work, which was commissioned in Rome in 1751 with a companion piece, shows a harbor view in clear morning light. Fishermen are returning from sea, women are fetching water from a huge fountain basin before the gates of a fortress. In the cabinet piece, the artist has masterfully arranged his group and marine studies, and accentuates important pictorial aspects both compositionally, through the diagonally-placed rolled up sail, as well as color-wise through the standing red clad, slightly off-center Middle Easterner. The portrayal of Middle Eastern costumery is an exception in his oeuvre and constitutes rather a concession to the taste of the time.
Displayed
AP OG Saal XIIa
Inventory Number
2348
Birth year of the artist
1714
Year the artist deceased
1789
Dimensions of the object
30 x 43,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Kupfer
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Claude-Joseph Vernet, Orientalischer Seehafen bei Sonnenaufgang, Um 1755, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jWLpZay4KY (Last updated on 06.08.2020)

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