Mediterranean Harbour Scene, Johannes Lingelbach
Johannes Lingelbach
Mediterranean Harbour Scene
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Johannes Lingelbach

Mediterranean Harbour Scene, 1669


Dimensions
155.6 x 192.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1929
Acquisition
Acquired in 1937 with funds provided by Carl Schaub-Stiftung
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

Commerce brings Europe and the Orient into contact. Sailors lower the sails; stevedores are already unloading the cargo. Among the goods is a globe, revealing its European origins – also alluded to by the cross and ‘Woman of the Apocalypse’ on the ship. Before an ancient funerary monument, a moustachioed merchant is evidently negotiating with a sumptuously dressed Oriental. Johannes Lingelbach, a native of Frankfurt, sojourned in Rome from 1642 to 1644. He adopted the theme of the exotic harbour from other ‘Italianists’ and enhanced it with narrative details.

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Title
Mediterranean Harbour Scene
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Physical Description
Oil on canvas
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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1937 with funds provided by Carl Schaub-Stiftung

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Secondary
  • 46C22 harbouring
  • 46C5136 porter, bearer
  • 46C55(+1) luggage, travel requisites (+ view ~ vehicle, ship, etc.)
  • 46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
  • 25H131 rocky coast
  • 26A clouds

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05.11.2019