Die Mole von Portici

Die Mole von Portici

Artist
Joseph Rebell
Dating
1818
More about this artwork
"The Mole at Portici" is a small-format depiction of the harbour of a small fishing village near Naples. Whereas in the foreground the fisherman are busy with the mooring of a boat, the background shows, on the other side of the bay, the royal castle and behind that the dormant Vesuvius.

The repoussoir or darkened area of the foreground works like a silhouette against the still surface of the water and the brighter background. The fishermen, who are pulling in a boat, are particularly accentuated through a careful use of lighting and composition, setting the scene as if on a stage and giving the painting its sense of depth.
Inventory Number
WAF 804
Birth year of the artist
1787
Year the artist deceased
1828
Dimensions of the object
37,5 x 54,7 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1841 durch König Ludwig I. aus der Sammlung Klenze erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Joseph Rebell, Die Mole von Portici, 1818, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/rqxNX2nGvW (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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